ARCHAEOLOGIST, HISTORY OF ART
Dr. Bergoffen is both a professional contract archaeologist who works in the New York City area and an academic archaeologist and art historian specializing in the Bronze Age civilization of the eastern Mediterranean. She has been teaching in the History of Art Department at FIT since 1995 and has also taught in the Honors Program. Dr. Bergoffen has created two new courses and co-authored a third.
Dr. Bergoffen is affiliated with the University of Vienna as one of an international team of scholars studying the chronology of the second millennium B.C. in the eastern Mediterranean, and has written many scholarly articles and a monograph on this subject. She is professionally very active, presenting papers on average at two conferences every year in the United States and Europe, as well as participating in the excavation and publication of findings from sites in Greece and the Middle East. She has worked in Israel, Turkey, Greece, Yemen, Oman, and Egypt.
In 2006, the History of Art Department awarded Dr. Bergoffen the George Dorsch Fellowship to work on her publication of the finds from a major 2nd millennium B.C. site in the Gaza Strip.