Craig Taylor, PhD

Research Partner, VPRI Research Partner Network


Research Partner, VPRI Research Partner Network
(780) 492-8056
Office 842 Education Centre - South
11210 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G5



I am a University of Alberta graduate with a PhD in Classical Archaeology. I taught 100 and 200 level courses at the University of Alberta (2009-2016) and MacEwan University (2006-2014) and in 2016 became a Research Facilitator at the Research Services Office. I am currently the Research Partner supporting faculty members conducting Humanities and Social Sciences Research (specifically for the SSHRC IDG, IG, PDG, PG), and the key contact for the Faculties of Arts except EFS, Linguistics & MLCS, and Education.


My dissertation was the study of palaestrae in Roman North Africa. It examined palaestrae in a new light, by analyzing their role as athletic facilities within the sporting culture of Roman Africa, specifically as locations for athletic games and festivals. My research interests also include the study of ancient sewers systems and I have published an article titled 'A Tale of Two Cities: The Efficacy of Ancient and Medieval Sanitation Methods' in the book 'Sanitation, Latrines and intestinal Parasites in Past Populations' (2015).


Past teaching experience includes teaching undergraduate courses in Classical Mythology, Roman History, Roman Art and Architecture and Ancient World History. As a Research Partner I offer SSHRC IG and IDG bootcamps, a variety of different research application sessions and research administration sessions.