Marleen Termeer is a lecturer in Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology. Courses that she teaches include The Archaeology of Roman Imperialism, Early cities and states, and Archaeological Theory. Her main research interests are (early) Roman expansion and imperialism; the dynamics of colonization and its consequences in terms of cultural change; early forms of coinage and money; and the development of complex societies and state formation.
Marleen studied (Mediterranean) archaeology at the University of Amsterdam and the Università degli Studi di Bologna. Her PhD research, carried out at the University of Groningen, shows how local developments in the Latin colonies contributed to broader processes of cultural change in Mid Republican Italy. Before coming to Leiden, Marleen worked as a teacher at the archaeology departments of the University of Amsterdam and the VU University Amsterdam.