Zofia Ahmad is a PhD candidate who studies the history of trade, empire, and interaction in Ancient Eurasia. Prior to arriving in Bloomington, she graduated with a double-major in Classics and Economics from Bates College and went on to do a MA in Global and Comparative History at the University of Warwick and a MA in Economics at the Vancouver School of Economics. She is currently working on a double-PhD in History and Central Eurasian Studies, with a focus on transmission of identity and material culture through interregional trade networks across Eurasia during the 2nd century. In addition to research, Zofia enjoys cooking and hiking. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.