Ahmad Emrage
  • Fulbright Teaching Fellow

Education

  • PhD, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester
  • MA, University of Benghazi
  • BA, University of Benghazi

Biography

Ahmad Emrage is a a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in Oberlin’s art history program. Prior to Oberlin, he was a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology and vice dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Tocra, University of Benghazi.

He holds a BA and an MA in archaeology from University of Benghazi. In 2014, he completed a PhD at the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester. In addition to his work with the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East & North Africa (EAMENA) project, Emrage has been a team member of another CPF project ‘Training in Action.’ In August 2019, Ahmad was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach two courses about Libyan cultural heritage at Oberlin College.

Ahmad has an extensive experience in field archaeological survey and excavation. He has participated in, and directed a number of excavations in Libya, such as the training excavations of the University of Benghazi in Tocra and the final seasons of Cambridge University’s excavations in the prehistoric cave of Haua Fteah.

He is interested in landscape archaeology and rural Roman sites in Libya. In recent years, Ahmad has mainly been focusing on the protection of Libyan cultural heritage through teaching, and inviting colleagues from the Department of Antiquities to teach archaeology students on how to document, evaluate, monitor and protect archaeological sites and artifacts through the use of modern techniques.