Meet Our Lecturers

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.

Lissette Jimenez is a Lecturer of Museum Studies in the School of Art at San Francisco State University and served as Interim Director and Associate Curator for the Bade Museum of Biblical Archaeology (Pacific School of Religion). She holds her degrees from Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley (MA and PhD). She has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Egypt, Greece, and Italy, and is currently involved with the Abydos Temple Paper Archive Project. Her research interests include museum and curatorial studies, gender and childhood in ancient Egypt, and ancient Egyptian art and archaeology, with an emphasis on Greco-Roman Period commemorative funerary practices and material culture.

Lisa Kahn, Associate Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts, George Mason University has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Europe and the Middle East, presently involved in studies at Caesarea Maritima, Israel and Pompeii, Italy.  She holds her degrees from Boston University (Ph.D.), and the State Universities of New York at Albany and New Paltz. She specializes in the material culture of the Classical world, including ancient beer and brewing, ancient glass, Greek kiln technology, Roman architecture, and cultural heritage protection.

Jordan Karsten is Assistant Professor with the Department of Religious Studies and Anrthopology at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and he holds his degrees from Grand Valley State University and the State University of New York at Albany (MA and PhD).  He is a biological anthropologist with research interests in human osteology, bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, and paleoanthropology. A major focus of his current work has been investigating the biological and behavioral consequences of the transition to agriculture in prehistory, carried out through the analysis of human skeletons dating to the Neolithic period that he has excavated from Verteba Cave, Ukraine.

Morag Kersel is with the Department of Anthropology at DePaul University, and holds her degrees from Cambridge University (Ph.D.), the University of Georgia (M.H.P.), the University of Toronto (M.A.) and Queen’s University (B.A.H.).  Her areas of specialization are Eastern Mediterranean and Levantine Prehistory, cultural heritage protection and policy (trade in antiquities, museum practice, and archaeological ethics), and archaeological field school teaching methods.  She is co-director of both the Following the Pots Project in Jordan and the Galilee Prehistory Project in Israel.  Dr. Kersel is an AIA Joukowsky Lecturer for 2018/2019.

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