Jayden Lloyd

Research Interests

  • Epigraphy and textual materiality
  • The archaeology and material culture of Hellenistic and Roman Delos
  • Archaeological, feminist, and critical theory
  • Comparative histories
  • Daily life and lived experience

Research Areas

  • Roman Studies
  • Greek Studies
  • Archaeology and Material Culture
  • Culture and Identity


My doctoral research focuses on the role that texts play in public spaces as tools for constructing specific historical narratives, and I bring together the ancient and modern by comparing the Greek island of Delos with public spaces in Vancouver and at UBC. In this research, I draw on archaeological, critical and feminist theory to approach the symbolic and practical function of texts and the bi-directional impacts that texts and individuals have upon one another. In this way, I not only consider how various individuals experience these texts, but also the ways in which specific individuals (the creator, the subject, and the viewer) shape how inscriptions, plaques and other texts are used, produced, placed, accessed and engaged with in public spaces.

I am a third year PhD student in Classics (Classical Archaeology) and teaching assistant in the CNERS Department. I graduated with a BA (hons.) in the Archaeology and History of Greece, Rome and the Near East from UBC in 2016, and went on to do my MA in Classics at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. My MA thesis focused on the political and social organization of the Sikels in central Sicily to the end of
the 5th century BCE.
I have been a team member on the McMaster Metaponto Archaeological Project and the Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments Project, participating in excavation, survey and finds processing. I have also been involved with several equity and social justice initiatives in the department and field, including serving as co-editor of “Black-Centered Resources for Ancient Mediterranean Studies”
(https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ktd0wxlAeuMsK99uIH1-tY1G8DJ5r8SdxrW2SMmK-2E/edit?usp=sharing), graduate representative on the departmental Equity and Social Justice committee (2020/21), and co-chair of the Annual Graduate Student Conference, “Colonialism in the Academy”(2019/20).

CV available on request: jayden.lloyd@alumni.ubc.ca

Grants and Awards

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Social Studies and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2020-2023)
Li Tze Fong Memorial Fellowship – UBC Affiliated Graduate Awards (2019/20)
Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Program – Social Studies and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2017/18)
The Marion D. Maitland Ontario Graduate Scholarship – Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (2016/17)