Barbara Tsakirgis is Associate Professor of Classics and Art History at Vanderbilt University, and Vice Chair of the Managing Committee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. She received her Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from Princeton, and her areas of specialization are Greek art and architecture, and the domestic architecture and social history of the Greek household. She has excavated in Italy, Sicily, and Greece, and has been conducting excavations at the Athenian Agora since 1993. She has written a number of articles for the American Journal of Archaeology, Hesperia, and Acta Hyperborea and is the author of The Domestic Architecture of Morgantina in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods (Morgantina Studies, vol. 6, forthcoming) and “Living Near the Agora: Houses and Households in Central Athens (in The Athenian Agora: New Perspectives on an Ancient Site, J. Camp and C. Mauzy, eds, 2009). Professor Tsakirgis was an AIA Joukowsky Lecturer in 2008/2009.