Marie Nicole Pareja is currently the Managing Editor for the Corpus of Aegean Wall Paintings for the Institute for Aegean Prehistory and a Consulting Scholar for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. She earned her Ph.D. from Temple University with a focus on Bronze Age Aegean plasters and wall paintings.
Her dissertation was “Ape and Monkey Iconography in the Bronze Age Aegean.” She also holds a M.A. in Minoan pottery with a focus on cooking vessels. She has been working on Crete since 2010, and she is currently directing the Plaster Analysis Project, as well as participating in the INSTAP Crete Fresco Project at Chania as a research specialist. At Sissi, she is the plasters specialist.