Anne Sassin  Conference Organizer

Anne is a Sessional Lecturer and Honourary Research Fellow at Canterbury Christ Church University, as well as a tutor at Oxford's Department for Continuing Education, where she contributes to medieval archaeology modules. She began her archaeological education at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where she studied anthropology and classics. Upon moving to the UK in 2005, Anne undertook an MA in Medieval Archaeology at the University of Nottingham, followed by her PhD, which focused on social identity expressed through monumental architecture in South Wales during the early medieval and Norman periods. Whilst her research focuses on such themes as church placement in the landscape, commemoration, iconography, craftsmanship and the incorporation of memory into ecclesiastical monuments, her present interests include outreach and heritage learning, in particular fieldwork and community archaeology programmes in her home county of Surrey.