Dr Sanja Vucetic

School of History, Philosophy and Digital Humanities

Teaching associate in Roman Archaeology

Deputy Director of Education

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Dr Sanja Vucetic
School of History, Philosophy and Digital Humanities
Minalloy House
10-16 Regent Street
S1 3NJ

Sanja trained as an archaeologist in Australia and Europe. She obtained a BA (Hons) in Classical Archaeology from the University of Sydney (Australia), an MA in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies from Deakin University (Australia), an MA in Research Methods for Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology UCL, and a PhD in Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology UCL. Her research approaches the Roman world from a global perspective and she specialises in the archaeology of sexuality and gender in the Roman Empire, Roman visual culture (with a particular focus on the provinces), and the dynamics of social and material changes in the Aegean during the Roman Empire. She is also interested in consumption approaches to visual and material culture and social theory in archaeology, particularly focusing on Feminist, New Materialist, and Queer epistemologies. Her most recent articles were published in the Journal of Roman Archaeology and the Journal of Social Archaeology. 

Between 2018 and 2022 Sanja conducted her research in Greece where she was associated with the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens. She has worked on excavation and pedestrian survey projects in Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Serbia, the UK, and Australia.

Sanja joined the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield in 2022.


2018 PhD in Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology UCL, UK

2012 MA in Research Methods for Archaeology Institute of Archaeology UCL, UK

2008 MA in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies, Deakin University, Australia

2006 BA (Hons) in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Sydney, Australia

Research interests

Sexuality and gender in the Mediterranean cultures

Visual culture in the Roman Empire

Art as material culture

Social theory in archaeology

Statistical analysis and big data in archaeology

Teaching activities

AAP6146 Reinventing Archaeology (MA)

AAP324 Rome: Capital, Hinterland and Periphery (UG)

AAP6107 Roman Italy and its Hinterland (MA)

AAP61001 Archaeology in the Classical Mediterranean (MA)

AAP6074 Mediterranean Landscapes (co-ordinator) (MA)


Vucetic, S. 2023. Sexual art on Roman lamps: Analysis of provincial data. Journal of Roman Archaeology, 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1047759423000193

Vucetic, S. 2022. Roman provincial sexualities: Constructing the body, sexuality, and gender through erotic lamp art. Journal of Social Archaeology22(3): 277–295. https://doi.org/10.1177/14696053221109955

Armstrong Bruzzone F. and Vucetic S. 2014. Sharing the Field - Art in the Landscape and Landscape Archaeology, Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 24(1):10.

Vucetic, S. 2014. Roman Sexuality or Roman Sexualities? Looking at Sexual Imagery on Roman Terracotta Mould-Made Lamps, Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal 2013: 140-158. https://doi.org/10.16995/TRAC2013_140_158