Meet Our Lecturers

John Edward Terrell is the Regenstein Curator of Pacific Anthropology with the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, an adjunct professor with the Anthropology Departments of the University of Illinois and Northwestern University, and an Honorary Fellow with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  He holds his degrees from Harvard University, and his research interests include the anthropology and archaeology of the Pacific Islands, biogeography, epistemology, the history and theory of science, and ecological approaches in the social sciences.  Dr. Terrell has done extensive fieldwork in Papau, New Guinea, and his current publication projects include A Talent for Friendship: An evolutionary view of human nature (Oxford University Press) and "Understanding Lapita as History" in The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania (Oxford University Press).

Kristine Trego is Assistant Professor  in the Department of Classics and Ancient  Mediterranean Studies at Bucknell University.  She holds her degrees from the University Cincinnati (Ph.D. and MA) and the University of South Florida, and her areas of specialization are ancient biography, narrative theory, and nautical archaeology and shipboard life.  Professor Trego has worked on the Institute of Nautical Archaeology's excavation of the Tektas Burnu shipwreck, and more recently on the Kizilburun Roman Column Wreck excavation; her particular interest in the wrecks is the utilitarian wares and crew's personal items.  Profesor Trego is the AIA's Bass Lecturer for 2014/2015.

Steven Tuck is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and History, Miami University, where he directs a summer study program in Italy and was named Outstanding Professor in 2007, 2008, and 2009.  He earned his Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan and a post-doctoral fellowship at Ohio State University.  His areas of specialization are Roman spectacle entertainment, and Roman imperial art and archaeology, especially ideological display.  He has conducted fieldwork, research and study tours in Egypt, England, Italy and Greece. He has published articles on Greek and Latin epigraphy, sculpture, architecture, and the monument program in the harbors of Portus and Lepcis Magna, and his recent publications include Latin Inscriptions in the Kelsey Museum (2006, University of Michigan Press), and “Representations of Sport and Spectacle in Roman Art” (in A Companion to Ancient Sport and Spectacle, Blackwell Publishing, 2011).

Dr. Anthony Tuck is with the Department of Classics and Center for Etruscan Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He received his Ph.D. from Brown University. and specializes in Early Etruscan culture and ancient textiles. He is the Director of Excavations at Poggio Civitate (Murlo), Italy., and has held Fulbright and Lilly Fellowships. His main publications include "Poggio Civitate: The necropolis of Poggio Aguzzo (Bretschneider), and "Singing the Rug: Patterned Textiles and the Origins of Indo-European Metrical Poetry" (AJA).

Jean MacIntosh Turfa is a Consulting Scholar in the Mediterranean Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, where she helped reinstall the Kyle M. Phillips Etruscan Gallery. She has participated in excavations at Etruscan Poggio Civitate (Murlo), ancient Corinth, Dragonby (Lincolnshire), and native and colonial sites in the USA. She has published research on the Etruscan collections of the University of Pennsylvania, Manchester and Liverpool Museums, and the British Museum, and has taught at Liverpool, the University of Illinois (Chicago), Loyola University of Chicago, Dickinson and Bryn Mawr Colleges, the University of Pennsylvania and St. Joseph’s University. She is a Foreign Member of the Istituto di Studi Etruschi ed Italici and edited The Etruscan World (Routledge, 2013). She recently published Divining the Etruscan World (Cambridge UP, 2012) which presents the first English translation of a lost Etruscan text on thunder-omens.


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