Brandon Braun


B.A. Classics and Mathematics, San Diego State University

M.A. Classics (emphasis in Classical Archaeology), San Francisco State University

Areas of Interest

Monumentality and monuments, commemorative spaces, social memory.


Brandon Braun was born in San Diego, California. Brandon earned a B.A. in Classics and Mathematics at San Diego State University and an M.A. in Classics with an emphasis in Classical Archaeology at San Francisco State University. In his master’s thesis at SFSU, he examined the monumental nature of stone terraces at Athens, Delphi, and Persepolis. Outside of academia, Brandon enjoys watching, playing, and thinking about basketball.


I am researching the role of monuments in the creation and contestations of social memory, specifically in cases of paradigmatic battles. Thus far, my case studies range from battles of the Persian Wars to the Battle of Chaironeia. My project draws on theories of space and place, as well as theories of social and collective memory.

Field Experience

Two seasons at the Athenian Agora (2014 and 2015), and three seasons at the Ancient Methone Archaeological Project (2014, 2015, and 2016).


Philip Lockhart Fellowship for studying at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens


Sarah Morris, John Papadopoulos, Stella Nair, and Kathryn Morgan