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Dr Samantha Martin-Mcauliffe


Samantha Martin-Mcauliffe

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
University College Dublin, School of Architecture Planning and Environmental Policy, Richview Sch of Architecture Belfield Dublin 4


Samantha L. Martin-McAuliffe's main research and teaching interests lie in Classical antiquity, the reciprocity of the built environment and food, and the phenomenology of landscapes. Her current research projects include a book on the urbanism of Classical Athens, as well as an edited volume on the intersections between architecture and food. She is also a member of the Methone archaeological project in Greece. Other ongoing projects include a comprehensive study of the Iveagh Markets in Dublin's Liberties, and an investigation of the early foodways of Dublin. She also has worked extensively within archaeological excavations, in particular the Athenian Agora Excavations. Most recently, she has been involved in the Lofkënd Archaeological Project in Albania, which is a collaboration between the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, The International Center for Albanian Archaeology, and The Institute of Archaeology, Tirana. In addition, since 2008 she has worked closely with the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) on exhibitions and experimental curatorial projects, both in Ireland and abroad. These projects include the Irish Exhibition at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale, and The Fourth Wall (2011), Ireland's first architecture and film festival. Dr. Martin-McAuliffe completed her PhD in Architecture from the University of Cambridge in 2007. Before that she received an MPhil in the History and Philosophy of Architecture, also from Cambridge (2003). She is a graduate of Smith College (Northampton, Massachusetts), where she received a double BA (Highest Honors) in Classical Studies and the History of Art (1998). She is interested in supervising postgraduate work in the following areas in particular:urbanism and public spaceconnections between architecture and foodreconstructions of historic architecture and landscape


  • Visiting Lecturer
    Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge2 Oct 2006
  • Principal Academic Supervisor
    Clare College, University of Cambridge2 Oct 2006
  • Undergraduate Dissertation Supervisor
    Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge7 Jan 2005
  • History and Theory of Architecture Supervisor
    Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge3 Oct 2001


  • Agora Fellow
    Athenian Agora Excavations30 Dec 1999


  • BA
    Smith College MA
  • MPhil
    University of Cambridge
  • PhD
    University of Cambridge


  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    Can read
  • French
    Can read, write and speak
  • German
    Can read
  • Italian
    Can read
  • Latin
    Can read
  • Greek, Modern (1453-)
    Can understand