Department of Classics

Dimitri Nakassis wins Grad School University Coop Dissertation Award

Wed, May 23, 2007

The Office of the Dean of the Graduate School at The University of Texas at Austin in conjunction with the University Coop gave out its Outstanding Dissertation Awards on May 16, 2007. The awards include a $4,000 cash prize.

Three awards are given, one in each of the following subject areas:
* Humanities and Fine Arts;
* Social Sciences;
* Math and the Natural Sciences

We are happy to report that Dimitri Nakassis won the award in Humanites and Fine Arts for his dissertation:

"The Individual and the Mycenaean State: Agency and Prosopography in the Linear B Texts from Pylos." (May 2006)

Dr. Nakassis is currently teaching in the Department of Classical Studies at Trinity University. He will continue his work at the Ayia Sotira excavations of Mycenaean tombs in the Nemea Valley this summer. He will also be involved in the survey of Kokkinokremos, a Late Bronze Age settlement in southern Cyprus, by the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project.

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