Luis Rodriguez-Perez


 University of Southern California (2021)

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Bachelor of Arts, Archaeology
  • Bachelor of Arts, History
  • Minor in Classics

Miami-Dade College – Wolfson (2015-2018)

  • 2018 Associates in Science in Game Design & Animation, Highest Honors
  • (C.C.C) Certificate in Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • 2017 Associates in Arts with Highest Honors

Areas of Interest

Urbanism and landscape in the Mediterranean during the Hellenistic & Roman period.  Topography of ancient sites. Applied photogrammetry and 3D modeling. Archaeological reconstruction of architectural sites. Religious syncretism and multi-culturalism in the Ancient World. Anthropological Ethnography. Public & Community-led archaeology.


Luis Rodriguez-Perez was born in Cuba and moved to Miami at a young age. He earned a BA in archaeology and history, with a minor in Classics, at the University of Southern California. He has participated in several excavation and survey projects in Italy and Greece, including at Pompeii, Vergina, and the Cyclades. He has also done ethnographic investigations on the Colombian islands of Old Providence and Ketlina, where he served as a field supervisor for the 2022 field season. As an undergraduate student he used three-dimensional modeling techniques to reconstruct and subsequently reaccess artifacts in their original find spots (in virtual reality contexts) in Tomb II in Vergina, Greece, and Tomb KV62 in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt. While working at the Archaeology Laboratory at the University of Southern California, he also participated in the Pimu/Santa Catalina Archaeological Project, which photogrammetrically captured and digitally reconstructed the historic hunting lodge on the island during two distinct time periods in a virtual reality museum space. At UCLA Luis hopes to continue to apply visual technologies to different archaeological approaches in Mediterranean archaeology and beyond.

Field Experience

  • 2022 Archaeologist, Field Supervisor, Lead Surveyor, Lead Ethnographer; Old Providence & Santa Catalina Islands Archaeological Project, Departamento de San Andrés, Providencia y Santa Catalina, Colombia. July-August
  • 2021 Archaeologist and Object Photographer; Investigating the Archaeology of Death project. Necropolis at Porta Sarno. Pompeii, Italy. July-August.
  • 2021 Field Surveyor and Archaeological Illustrator; Small Cycladic Islands Project. Various Cycladic Islands, Greece. June-July.[1]
  • 2019 Archaeologist; Palace of Aigai at Vergina, Macedonia, Greece. July-August
  • 2019 Ethnographic field supervisor; archaeologist; Old Providence and Santa Catalina Islands Archaeological Project, Departamento de San Andrés, Providencia y Santa Catalina, Colombia. June-July
  • 2019 Epigraphic Illustrator; Early Christian Mortuary Inscriptions. Epigraphical Museum of Athens National Archaeological Museum. Worked with Andronike Makres. May-June.

Selected Publications

2021 "Family Matters in Providence Island: Sex Politics and Problems in Peopling a Puritan Colony, 1629-1635" The Scroll. USC Undergraduate History Journal. Spring 2021.

2021 Contributor & Translator. “Reportaje sobre la temporada archaeologica 2019, Islas de Providencia y Santa Catalina, Colombia” [Link] Field report. Mayfield, Tracie. PhD.


  • Speaker, “Roman Athens: Identity and Transformation of Urban Space,” 5th Annual Student Conference, College Year in Athens. May 4, 2022
  • Invited Speaker, “Study Abroad Workshop; Benjamin Gilman and Critical Language Scholarship Alumni Panel,” February 19, 2021. Virginia Tech: Global Education Office
  • Invited Lecturer, “Archaeology & Ethnography on Old Providence & Santa Catalina Islands,” February 4, 2020. University of Southern California
  • Content Creator; 2019 Southern California Mesoamerica Network Conference (MESONET) November 16, 2019. University of Southern California


  • Gretchen Gould Scholarship (2022)
  • Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship (2022)
  • USC Global Scholar Distinction (2022)
  • CYA William C. Kontes ‘99 Memorial Scholarship (2022)
  • Frank M. Snowden Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship (2022)
  • Central Florida Alumni Club Scholarship (2021)
  • CYA Monovoukas Flight Award (2021)
  • Rudolph Masciantonio CAMWS Diversity Award (2021)
  • Wilhelmina Grace Van Hunnick Endowed Scholarship (2021)
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (2020)
  • Roberta Persinger Foulke Endowment Fellowship (2020)
  • Douglas Nelson Classics Fellowship (2020)
  • Teresa UpdeGraff-Power Scholarship (2020)
  • Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR) (2020)
  • Kallins Hellenic Studies Summer Fellowship Recipient (2019)
  • Leonard Shoninger Scholarship (2019)
  • Institute of Field Research Scholarship (2019)
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) (2019)
  • Vanessa and Scott Goldstein Family Scholarship (2019)
  • Abrams Attridge Scholarship (2018-19)
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar (2017-18)
  • Entertainment Software Association Foundation Scholarship (2017)
  • Espirito Santo Bank Scholarship Recipient (2016)
  • American Dream Scholar (2015)


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