Christina Skelton

Historical Linguist

Virtual Conference

Christina Skelton is a historical linguist based in Austin, TX who studies languages of ancient Greece and the Ancient Near East, and has a reading knowledge of Latin, ancient Greek, Sanskrit, Hittite, and many others. She is the author of numerous academic papers on Linear B and Mycenaean Greek, which were the writing system and language, respectively, of Greece during the Bronze Age, as well as the dialects of ancient Greek spoken during historical times. She holds a Ph.D. from UCLA in Indo-European Studies from UCLA, is a former Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows, and currently works with the Berg-Kirkpatrick lab at UCSD on applications of machine learning to the undeciphered languages of Crete and Cyprus. For fun, she plays the theorbo, the six-foot-long lute of the Baroque period.