Areas of Expertise
- Ancient History
- Environmental History
- B.A. with Honors in History, Calvin College (2017)
- M.A. in History, Ohio State University (2020)
Alyssa VanHaitsma Kotva is a PhD Candidate in Ancient History, advised by Dr. Kristina Sessa. She is broadly interested in the cultural and environmental history of the later Roman Empire. Her dissertation is a study of the cultural narratives, material constraints and opportunities, and power relations on and around Mediterranean islands in late antiquity.