Meet Our Lecturers

April M. Beisaw

April M. Beisaw is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Vassar College, as well as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Cultural Heritage Management Program at Johns Hopkins University.  She is on the Editorial Board for Contemporary Historical Archaeology in Theory for BAR publishing, and Associate Editor for Historical Archaeology, the journal of the Society for Historical Archaeology.  Her areas of specialization are Native American culture, repatriation, and zooarchaeology, and particularly the study of cultural change and resilience in the relatively recent past (1300 AD to yesterday).  She has published extensively, and most currently has contributed chapters in Blurring TimeScapes: Subversions to Erasure & Remembering Ghosts (ed. S. Surface-Evans, A. Garrison, and K. Supernat, 2020) 

Sinclair Bell

Sinclair Bell is a Classical Archaeologist and Professor of Art History at Northern Illinois University, where he teaches courses on Greek, Etruscan, and Roman art and architecture. He studied Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford, the University of Cologne, and the University of Edinburgh, where he received his Ph.D. in Classics in 2004. He has excavated at sites in Italy and Tunisia and interned in museums in Germany and Greece. He is currently Editor of the Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome.

Danielle Smotherman Bennett

Danielle Smotherman Bennett is a Curatorial Associate working with the ancient Mediterranean art in the Menil Collection in Houston, TX, and was previously a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Department of Classics at San Diego State University.  She holds her degrees from Bryn Mawr (Ph.D.) and the University of Missouri, Columbia, and her areas of specialization include Athenian vase-painting and digital methodologies.  She has extensive museum experience, and has done fieldwork in Greece, Italy, Turkey, and England.  Dr. Bennett’s current publications projects include “Targeted Advertising for Women in Athenian Vase-Painting of the Fifth Century BCE” in Arts, Vol. 8, Issue 2, Article 52 (2019), and Visualizing the Traumatized in Athenian Images of Philomela and Procne,” to be published in Hesperia.

Andrea Berlin

Professor Andrea M. Berlin is the James R. Wiseman Chair in Classical Archaeology at Boston University. She received an MA in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology from the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute, and a Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. She has been excavating in the eastern Mediterranean for over thirty years, working on projects from Troy in Turkey to Coptos in southern Egypt to Paestum, in Italy. Her field of expertise is the Near East from the time of Alexander the Great through the Roman era, about which she has written four books and over forty articles. Professor Berlin is especially interested in studying the realities of daily life, and in exploring the intersection of politics and cultural change in antiquity. She is one of the Archaeological Institute of America’s most accomplished teachers and lecturers, having travelled to over 60 societies across the United States and Canada, most recently as the AIA’s 2008 Joukowsky Lecturer. In 2009 she was awarded the AIA’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.  Professor Berlin was an AIA Norton Lecturer for 2018/2019.

Peter Bogucki

Peter Bogucki is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University, where he has executive oversight of advising and degree progress for over 1,300 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree, as well as being an archaeologist. He received his B.A. magna cum laude in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1981. His main fields of study have been European prehistory and early farming societies in Europe, encompassing subsistence, settlement, and household studies, bioarchaeology and zooarchaeology, and interactions between foragers, farmers and borderlands.  His work has focused on eastern, central and north/northwestern Europe, with major field work at Neolithic sites in Poland.  His recent research collaborations have been with Mélanie Salque and Richard Evershed at the University of Bristol in 2010-2013 on analysis of ceramic sieves for milk lipid residues, and ongoing work since 2012 with Chelsea Budd and Rick Schulting at Oxford University on analysis of stable isotopes in human skeletons from Osłonki in Poland.  Dr. Bogucki’s edited volumes include Ancient Europe: an Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World, 8000 B.C. – A.D. 1000. (with Pam J. Crabtree in 2004), and his authored volumes include his 2017 The Barbarians, for which he has received the AIA’s Felicia A. Holton Book Award.  Since 1990, he has been a member of a team of authors directed by Paul Bahn to contribute to collective works on archaeology, major titles including Archaeology: the Essential Guide to Our Human Past in 2017.

Sarah E. Bond

Sarah Bond is Associate Professor of History at the University of Iowa. She holds degrees in Ancient History (Ph.D.) and History (M.A.) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Classics and history (B.A.) from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Her areas of specialization are Late Antiquity, Digital Humanities, GIS, Material Culture, and Public Outreach. In 2020, she received the Women’s Classical Caucus’ Public Scholarship Award. Professor Bond published Trade and Taboo: Disreputable Professions in the Roman Mediterranean with the University of Michigan Press (2017).

Anna Browne Ribeiro

Anna Browne Ribeiro is Assistant Professor with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Louisville. She holds degrees in Anthropology (Ph.D. and M.A.) from the University of California at Berkeley; Archaeology (B.A.) from Columbia University, and her research interests are the historical and contemporary representation of peoples and places, human-environment interactions, and engaged, socially-informed anthropological practice, with a focus on Amazonia. Professor Browne Ribeiro’s publications include “Rice cultivation in ancient Amazonia” in Nature Ecology & Evolution (2017).

Stephanie Lynn Budin

Stephanie Lynn Budin (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) is an ancient historian who focuses on gender, religion, sexuality, and iconography in ancient Greece and the Near East. Her published works include Freewomen, Patriarchal Authority, and the Accusation of Prostitution (Routledge 2021), Women in Antiquity: Real Women Across the Ancient World (Routledge 2016), Artemis (Routledge, 2015), Images of Woman and Child from the Bronze Age (Cambridge University Press, 2011), The Myth of Sacred Prostitution in Antiquity (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and The Origin of Aphrodite (CDL Press, 2003), as well as numerous articles on ancient religion, gender, and iconography.  She has lectured throughout North America, Europe, the Near East, and Japan.  She is currently the Editor of Near Eastern Archaeology, a publication of the American Schools of Overseas Research (ASOR).

Alexandra Carpino

Alexandra Carpino is Professor of Art History with the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University, and holds her degrees from the University of Iowa (Ph.D.) and Bryn Mawr College.  Her area of specialization is Etruscan art and culture, particularly the art of Etruscan mirrors, and she was the AIA’s Cinelli Lecturer for 2012/2013.

Michael Chazan

Michael Chazan is Professor with the Department of Anthropology, and Director of the Archaeology Centre at the University of Toronto; he holds his degrees from Yale University (Ph.D. and M.Phil.), the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.).  His areas of specialization are paleoarchaeology and human evolution, lithic analysis, the history of archaeology, and the archaeologies of Near East, France, and South Africa.  His current research focus is the archaeology of early human sites in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, particularly the site of Wonderwerk Cave and the sites of the Kathu Complex.  Professor Chazan is the author of Archaeology and Prehistory: Pathways Through Time (a widely-used introductory textbook published by Pearson and Pearson Canada) and of Holon: A Lower Paleolithic Site in Israel (co-authored with Liora Kolska Horwitz and published by the Peabody Museum Press).

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