Dr. Turfa has participated in excavations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Italy and Greece, including Corinth and Etruscan Poggio Civitate (Murlo), and in research projects at the Manchester Museum, Liverpool Museum and British Museum. She was Curatorial Consultant for the reinstallation of the Kyle M. Phillips Etruscan Gallery of the Penn Museum. She has taught at universities in the U.S. and United Kingdom, lecturing on the Etruscans, Phoenicians and Carthaginians, and on trade and architecture in the ancient Mediterranean. Her published research includes Etruscan religion, medicine, technology, seafaring and trade, art and architecture, and she is completing books on Etruscan-Punic Relations, and the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar. She is a Foreign Member of the Istituto di Studi Etruschi ed Italici, and a Research Associate at the Penn Museum.