Meet Our Lecturers

Jennifer Gates-Foster

Jennifer Gates-Foster is Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and holds her degrees from the University of Michigan (Ph.D.) and the University of Virginia.  Her areas of specialization are the art and archaeology of the Near East and Egypt in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and she is currently the Ceramicist for the Bir Samut Excavation Project in Egypt, and Co-Director and Ceramicist for the Horvat Omrit Settlement Excavation Project in Israel.  Professor Gates Foster is an AIA Ettinghausen Lecturer for 2022/2023.

Kathryn Gleason

Kathryn Gleason is Professor of Landscape Architecture at Cornell University, and holds her degrees from Cornell, Harvard University (MA) and Oxford University (PhD in European Archaeology).  Her areas of specialization include the archaeology of landscape architecture, Roman and Mediterranean archaeology, and environmental archaeology, and she is the Project Director and Senior Landscape Archaeologist for the “Horti Stabiani” Garden Project at Stabiae, Italy.  Her current publications include (as a co-editor) Gardens of the Roman Empire (2018), and she served as Executive Editor for this volume after the death of Wilhelmina Jashemski in 2008.  Professor Gleason is the AIA’s 2022/2023 Hanfmann Lecturer.

Professor Gleason invites all to visit the Gardens of the Roman Empire  website, where, for the first time, information on all of the known gardens of the Roman Empire is available and being added to as an ongoing project.

Sara Gonzalez

Sara Gonzalez works at the intersection of tribal historic preservation, Indigenous Studies, and public history. Her research specifically examines how community-based participatory approaches to research improves the empirical and interpretive quality of archaeological narratives, while also situating archaeology within a more respectful and engaged practice. This involves exploring the diverse applications of minimally invasive field methods and digital media as tools for contributing to the capacity of tribal communities to manage their historic and environmental resources. Centered on her ongoing collaboration with tribal communities in California, Oregon, and Washington, Gonzalez has developed multiple classroom, lab, and field school programs that provide undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to participate directly in research with tribal communities that contributes to their capacity to study, manage, and represent their heritage. She has coauthored numerous journal articles and in 2018 coauthored the book The Archaeology of Metini Village: An Archaeological Study of Sustained Colonialism. She is also an editor for the forthcoming publication Routledge Handbook of the Archaeology of Indigenous-Colonial Interaction in the Americas. 

Elizabeth M. Greene

Elizabeth M. Greene is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Roman Archaeology at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She earned her PhD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2011, and since then has taught in the Classics Department at Western. Her excavation and research specialize in the Roman provinces and frontiers, with particular focus on Roman Britain and the dynamic military communities that inhabited the frontiers of the northwest provinces. Dr. Greene has been part of the archaeological team at Vindolanda on Hadrian’s Wall in northern England since 2002 and led the excavations in the North Field area of the site for a decade. She is currently the principal investigator of the Vindolanda Archaeological Leather Project and co-director of the Vindolanda Field School.

Fiona Greenland

Fiona Rose Greenland is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Assistant Professor of Anthropology (by courtesy). She works at the intersection of cultural sociology, comparative and historical sociology, and archaeology. The core issue she investigates is the role of artifactual culture in modern social life. To do this, she uses mixed qualitative methods that attend to individual and group interpretive practices, the nexus of art, money, and meaning, and the historical contingencies of institutional authority over cultural materials. Prof. Greenland has conducted fieldwork in archaeological sites, museums, and antiquities shops in Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Her research is supported by the National Science Foundation. Recent publications include Ruling Culture: Art Police, Tomb Robbers, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy (Chicago, 2021), Cultural Violence and the Destruction of Human Communities (with Fatma Müge Göçek) (Routledge, 2020), “Long-range Continuities in Comparative and Historical Sociology” (Theory & Society, 2020), and “Theory of an Art Market Scandal” (with Amy Whitaker) (American Journal of Cultural Sociology, 2021). Her book Ruling Culture received the 2022 Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book in Culture from the American Sociological Association.

Patrick Hunt

Patrick Hunt is with the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Stanford University, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCLA, the School of Cultural Diplomacy in London, the Fromm Institute in San Francisco, and the Institute for EthnoMedicine.  He holds his Ph.D. from the Institute of Archaeology, University of London, and has also studied at the University of California at Berkeley, and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.  His research interests are Alpine archaeology, archaeological science, archaeometry, geoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, Roman archaeology, Celtic archaeology, and Hannibal studies.  His main publications include Alpine Archaeology (2007), and Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History (2007), as well as numerous articles and encyclopedia entries, and his most recent book is Hannibal. Prof. Hunt is one of the AIA’s 2022/2023 Norton Lecturers.

Alexandra Jones

Alexandra Jones is an Assistant Professor of Practice in History and Anthropology at Goucher College. At Goucher, she will also lead the Hallowed Ground Project, which studies and recognizes the role of slavery and racism in the history of the land the college currently occupies. Her work focuses on African Diaspora Archaeology, Community Archaeology and archaeology outreach. Jones has been an educator for more than 18 years and previously taught at Baltimore City Community College and the University of Baltimore. She also worked for the PBS television show Time Team America as the Archaeology Field School Director, where she directed field schools for junior high and high school students at each of the sites.

Ian W. N. Jones

Ian W. N. Jones (PH.D., University of California San Diego) is an archaeologist working at the intersection of anthropological archaeology and Islamic archaeology. Dr. Jones’ main research and teaching interests are labor and daily life; political economy; the archaeology of the Southern Levant; ceramics; systems of production, distribution and consumption (with a particular focus on the copper and sugar industries); human-environment interactions; and digital archaeology. Dr. Jones is an AIA Kershaw Lecturer for 2022/2023.

Bernice Jones

Dr. Jones received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, specializing in the Art and Archaeology of Greece, Rome and the ancient Near East, with particular emphasis on interconnections in the Bronze Age Aegean. Dr. Jones has taught at Ringling College of Art and Design, Parsons School of Design, Queens College, and Manhattanville College’s Summer in Greece Program. Her publications include her pioneering book on Greek Dress, Ariadne’s Threads: The Construction and Significance of Clothes in the Aegean Bronze Age, and articles in the American Journal of Archaeology, and Archaeology magazine, etc. She has lectured nationally and internationally on Minoan and Mycenaean dress and on her digital reconstructions of Aegean frescoes. Her costume replicas have been the subject of recent exhibitions at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, the Herakleion Museum in Crete, the Hellenic Museum in Melbourne, Australia, the Institute for Antiquities at the University of Graz, Austria, and currently at the Institute for Classical Archaeology at the University of Vienna, Austria.

Catherine Kearns

Catherine Kearns is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Chicago. Dr. Kearns’ research examines the intersections between social and environmental change in Mediterranean landscapes during the Iron Age period. Her first book project, The Rural Landscapes of Archaic Cyprus: An Archaeology of Environmental and Social Change, analyzes the emergence of Archaic communities on the island of Cyprus through their land-use practices, rural economies, and experiences with changing climates. In addition to her work in landscape archaeology, she also studies environmental history, urbanism and hinterlands, and concepts of space and place in antiquity. In recent years she has co-directed fieldwork on Cyprus through the Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments Project, using geophysics, field survey, excavation and geospatial analysis to identify Iron Age rural settlements, for which she has been awarded ACLS, Loeb Classical Library Foundation and university grants. Dr. Kearns is an AIA Kershaw Lecturer for 2022/2023.

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