K. Patrick Fazioli

  • Associate Professor, Seminars

Dr. Fazioli is an Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Co-Director of the Global Honors Program. 



Ph.D. and M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo (Anthropology)

B.A., Providence College (History) 

Dr. Fazioli's research focuses on the archaeology and history of the late antique and early medieval eastern Alpine region (c. 300-900 CE). He has conducted fieldwork in Austria, Slovenia, Sweden, Denmark, and Northern Ireland, as well as across New York State. He has published on a variety of topics including landscape archaeology, ceramic petrography, social identity, the history of archaeology and anthropology, honors education, and critical thinking. 

Dr. Fazioli teaches in the Seminars, History, and Global Honors programs. With nearly two decades of teaching experience in higher education, Dr. Fazioli is always looking for new ways to engage and motivate his students. He firmly believes that a broad liberal arts education has the potential to be a transformative and emancipatory experience, allowing students to encounter the world -- and themselves -- in exciting, challenging, and life-changing ways. 


Kelly, Michael and Fazioli, K. Patrick (eds.) (2023). Social & Intellectual Networking in the Early Middle Ages. punctum books, Earth, Milky Way. 

Fazioli, K. Patrick (2017). The Mirror of the Medieval: An Anthropology of the Western Historical Imagination. “Making Sense of History: Studies in Historical Cultures” Vol. 29 (Series Editor: Stefan Berger). Berghahn Books, New York.

Fazioli, K. Patrick (2013). Technology, Identity, and Time: Studies in the Archaeology and Historical Anthropology of the Eastern Alpine Region from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages. Forschungen zur geschichtlichen Landeskunde der Steiermark (vol. 60). Historischen Landeskommission für Steiermark, Graz (Austria).


Fazioli, K. Patrick. (2023). “Modeling the Middle Ages: A Review of Historical Network Research on Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean World.” In M. Kelly and K. Patrick Fazioli (Eds.), Social and Intellectual Networking in the Early Middle Ages (p. 37-68). punctum books, Earth, Milky Way.  

Fazioli, K. Patrick (2022). Who Owns Honors? Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 23 (2), 3-13.  

Fazioli, K. Patrick (2020). The Colonial Undertones of Early Medieval Archaeology in the Eastern Alpine Region (c. 1850-1945). In D. Modl and K. Peitler (Eds.) Archäologie in Österreich 1938–1945. Beiträge zum internationalen Symposium vom 27. bis 29. April 2015 am Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz (p. 386-396). Schild von Steier (Supplement 8) / Forschungen zur geschichtlichen Landeskunde der Steiermark (vol. 79). Historischen Landeskommission für Steiermark, Graz (Austria).

Fazioli, K. Patrick (2020). Honors in Practice (Theory): A Bourdieusian Perspective on the Professionalization of Honors. Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 21 (1), 57-63. 

Bowker, Matthew H. and K. Patrick Fazioli (2016). Rethinking Critical Thinking: A Relational and Contextual Approach. Pedagogy and the Human Sciences, 6 (1).

Fazioli, K. Patrick (2015). The Transformation of Sacred Landscapes: Approaching the Archaeology of Christianization in the Late Antique and Early Medieval Eastern Alpine-Adriatic Region. In K. Springs (Ed.) Landscape and Identity: Archaeology and Human Geography (p. 71-81). BAR International Series 2079. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Fazioli, K. Patrick (2014). Rethinking Ethnicity in Early Medieval Archaeology: Social Identity, Technological Choice, and Communities of Practice. In S. Stull (Ed.) West to East: Current Approaches to Medieval Archaeology (p. 21-41). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Fazioli, K. Patrick (2014). A Multidisciplinary Approach to Medieval and Early Modern Land-Use: A Case Study from Southeastern Austria. Archaeological Prospection, 21(4), 235-244.

Fazioli, K. Patrick (2014). The Erasure of the Middle Ages from Anthropology’s Intellectual Genealogy. History and Anthropology, 25(3), 336-355.

Fazioli, K. Patrick (2012). From First Reich to Third Reich: German Imperialism and Early Medieval Scholarship in the Southeastern Alpine Region (c. 1919 – 1945). Archaeologies: A Journal of the World Archaeological Congress, 8(2), 116-144.

Fazioli, K. Patrick (2012). Ceramic technology in the southeastern Alpine region in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: results of macroscopic and microscopic analyses. Arheološki vestnik, 63, 57-89.

Fazioli, K. Patrick (2011). Results of Microscopic Compositional Analysis on Coarse-ware Ceramics. In Z. Modrijan and T. Milavec (Eds.) Poznoantična utrjena naselbina Tonovcov grad pri Kobaridu. Najdbe / Late Antique fortified settlement Tonovcov grad near Kobarid. Finds (p. 395-405). Ljubljana: Opera Instituti Archaeologici Sloveniae, vol. 24.

Fazioli, K. Patrick (2011). Landscape Archaeology in the Eastern Alpine Region: Archaeological, Geochemical, and Historical Approaches to the Past. Chronika: Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology Graduate Student Journal, 1, 13-18.

Online Teacher of the Year (2017-18)