Elizabeth Fajardo


B. A., Classics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 2020

I began my academic career at Hobart and William Smith Colleges where I double majored in Economics and Classics with honors. For my senior thesis, I conducted an heterodox economic analysis of Roman Red Sea trade; I argued for the inversion of Polanyi’s methods of economic integration, focusing on the intersection of market exchange and long-distance trade in the Egyptian Eastern Desert. At Berkeley, I have conducted more qualitative economic studies, focusing on the experience of laborers and the development of human capital during the Roman Period.

My main research interests include political economy, labor, and task in Ancient Rome, particularly highlighting the intersections of economic production and power.

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