Dr Nick Ray
Nick Ray completed his PhD at the University of Leicester on consumer behaviour in the ancient world, applying quantitative analysis to artefact assemblages from Pompeian households. Before moving to Oxford he was a Research Associate on the Trans-Sahara Project at the University of Leicester, where he investigated funerary practices in Fazzan, Libya.
His current research focuses on consumption practices in the Roman world, particularly relating to durable commodities. His interests also include the concept of moral economies and the various methods used to investigate consumer behaviour in different historical periods. Nick is currently Co-director of the Bosworth Roman Temple Project and has previously conducted fieldwork in Italy, Libya, Tunisia, and the UK.