Anja Schwarz studied Classical Archaeology at Freie Universität and the University of Oxford and received her Master`s Degree in 2016. Since 2017 she has been doctoral fellow at the Excellence Cluster Topoi with the thesis “Transformationen und Kontinuitäten in den Städten der Provinz Asia zwischen dem Ende  des Pergamenischen Reiches und dem Beginn der Kaiserzeit”. She also has participated in the PhD program Landscape Archaeology and Architecture (LAA) at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS).