Sonali Gupta-Agarwal

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Education

Archaeology Program, UCLA,M.A. Archaeology, 2009Thesis:\"Learning from learning: Cultural transmission and the impetus behind consumer demand using ceramics-Karanis: a case study\"Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, IndiaLL.B., 2001Department of History, University of Delhi, IndiaM.A. History, 1998Ancient Indian History & Archaeology.Hansraj College, University of Delhi, IndiaB.A. History (Hons), 1996 National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation & Museum studies. New Delhi, IndiaCourse:India: Art & Culture, 1997 & Art Appreciation, 1995

Areas of Interest

Egyptian Archaeology, Cultural Transmission, Anthropology, Greco-Roman period

Research

Egyptian Archaeology: Greco Roman periodIndian Archaeology: Early Historic periodEncyclopedia of Egyptology: Editorial assistant, 2008-2010Courses Taught:Winter 2009, TA: Classics: Roman Art & ArchaeologySpring 2009, TA: Anthropology: Introduction to archaeology Spring 2011, TA: Classics: Greek Art & ArchaeologyFall 2011, TA: Art History: Ancient ArtWinter 2012, TA: Medieval ArtSpring 2012, TA: South Asian & South East Asian ArtSpring 2012, TA: NELC: Egyptian ReligionReader: UCLA, Los Angeles: Anthro 114P, Mesoamerican Archaeology, Winter, 2012 Anthro 116A, Archaeology of South Asia, Spring 2011 Anthro 116A, Archaeology of South Asia, Spring 2010 Anthro 8, Introduction to Archaeology, Summer 2009

Publications

Gupta-Agarwal, Sonali (in press) “Cultural Transmission and the influences of consumer demand: a case study using ceramics from Karanis, Egypt”. Late Roman Coarse Ware Cooking Ware and Amphorae in the Mediterranean, No.4. Bar Series: Oxford, UK.Gupta-Agarwal, Sonali (in press) “The final curtain call: the abandonment of Karanis in light of LateRoman Amphorae”. Coptica, Journal of Coptic Studies, 2010, Los Angeles, USAGupta-Agarwal, Sonali; Margherita Wulhner (2007) �City Landmark Assessment Report: Palisades Park.� City of Santa Monica & PCR Services Corporation, pp. 1-48, Santa Monica, CA, USA. Gupta, Sonali, (2004) �Pottery from Kamrej Excavations�: Journal of Indian Ocean Archaeology No.1, pp. 34-66. Garge, Tejas; Geetali, Anuja; Gupta, S.P.; Gupta, Sonali; Sunil Gupta; Pandey, Rohini; (2004) �On the fast track of the Periplus Excavations at Kamrej-2003�: Journal of Indian Ocean Archaeology No. 1, pp. 9-33. Garge, Tejas; Geetali, Anuja; Gupta, S.P.; Gupta, Sonali; (2004) �Antiquities from Kamrej Excavations-2003\": Journal of Indian Ocean Archaeology No.1, pp. 67-77. Gupta, Sonali; Pandey, Rohini; (2004) Excavations at Kamrej: Scientific & Technical Studies, �Iron working in and around Kamrej�: Journal of Indian Ocean Archaeology No.1, pp. 88-92. Chaturvedi, Abhishek; Gupta, Sonali; (1996) �The lost Yamuna of Delhi,� article published and read in the seminar on Delhi�s past, organized by St. Stephens College, Delhi.

Presentations

\" The abandonment of Karanis: Debating the end through ceramics.\" Presented at: 63rd ARCE Conference- Providence, Rhode Island, USA (2012)�Cultural Transmission and consumer demand: a case study using Ceramics from Karanis\" Presented at: Late Roman Coarse Ware, Cooking Ware and Amphorae in the Mediterranean: Archaeology and Archaeometry Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece (2011)�Where material culture weaves a story: the importance of archaeology in history\" Lecture Presented at: Jesus & Mary College, University of Delhi, India(2010)\" The final curtain call: the abandonment of Karanis in light of Late Roman Amphorae\" Presented at: 12th St. Shenouda-UCLA Conference of Coptic Studies, CA, USA (2010)�Cultural Transmission and consumer demand: a case study using Ceramics from Karanis\" Presented at: Wep Waut, UCLA, CA, USA (2010).\"Cultural transmission and the impetus behind consumer demand using ceramics-Karanis: a case study\" Presented at: 61st Annual ARCE Conference, Oakland, CA, USA (2010)�Viewing the past through different eyes: use of video in ethnoarchaeology�Presented at: Wep Waut, UCLA, CA, USA (2008)�Archaeology- A Sojourn into the Past�Lecture Presented at Hansraj College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India, (2007)

Awards

Steinmetz Travel Award 2011: for research in Rajasthan, IndiaGraduate Student Summer Research Mentorship, 2012 (UCLA)Steinmetz Award, 2010: for research in UCLA/RUG Project, Fayum, EgyptSteinmetz Award, 2010-2011: for research in Berenike, Egypt Graduate Student Summer Research Mentorship, 2010 (UCLA)Friends of Archaeology funding: Winter 2008 for research in EgyptAhmanson Fellow 2008 (Winter Quarter), Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA Cotsen Institutional Scholarship 2007-2008, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA Ivor Noel Hume Stipend recipient 2007, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA