James is an archeologist working on the relationship between identity and space in the Late Antique and Byzantine city. He is interested in the transformation of urban landscapes in 4th to 8th century Mediterranean, and the intersections of gender, monumentality, and the sacred in shaping the embodied experience.
James holds a B.A. in Classics from Cornell University, where he worked on the construction of citizen identity in legal and rhetorical contexts of classical Athens.
As a field archeologist, he excavated in Doclea, Montenegro.