Prof. Dr. Lâtife Summerer studied Classical Archaeology, Ancient History and Ethnology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, received her PhD in Classical Archaeology at the same University in 1996 and completed her habilitation thesis (post-doctoral degree) in 2005. She taught Classical Archaeology in Germany and in Turkey. She conducted excavations at the Roman City Pompeiopolis in Northern Anatolia (2006-2016) and archaeological surveys in Kelainai/Apameia Kibotos, Afyonkarahisar Province (2008-2011).
She carried out a repatriation and restoration project on the looted, painted wooden tomb chamber Tatarlı in Phrygia (5th century BC), and curated an exhibition in Istanbul in 2010.
She co-edited the volume “Northern Face of Cyprus. New Studies in Archaeology and Art History (2016) and co-organized the ARUCAD conference “New Approaches towards Recording, Preserving and Studying Cultural Heritage in Divided Cyprus: Problems & Opportunities”.
Currently, she is carrying out a conservation and research project on the rural church Panagia tis Kyras (Sazlıköy/Livadia, Lower Karpasia) within the frame of Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage.