Evi Gorogianni

 
 

Dr. Gorogianni is a specialist in Aegean Archaeology whose interests lie in the study of interregional contact and redefinitions of identities (i.e., status, gender, ethnic/cultural and religious) approached through the lens of material culture. Last but not least, she is interested in the history of archaeological thought in Greek Archaeology.

She is co-director of the Ayia Irini Northern Sector Archaeological Project, an international, multi-disciplinary project that studies the phenomenon of Minoanization, i.e., culture change that Aegean communities experienced during the Middle and Late Bronze Age through contact with the Minoan communities. She and her co-director, Dr. Rodney D. Fitzsimons, coordinate a team of specialists whose goal is to deconstruct the phenomenon of Minoanization and thus achieve a better understanding of it, an understanding that moves past grand narratives and focuses on the human factor and local perspectives.



Education

Ph.D. in Classics, 2008, University of Cincinnati, Department of Classics, Thesis: Creation Stories: The Archaeological Site of Ayia Irini, Kea and the Production of Archaeological Knowledge. Committee: J.L. Davis, K.M. Lynch, and G. Walberg.

Associate Student Member, 2004-05, American School of Classical Studies in Athens.

M.A. in Classics, 2003, University of Cincinnati, Department of Classics, Thesis: Middle Helladic Period in Boiotia: A Study of Social Organization. Advisors: J.L. Davis, G. Walberg.

B.A. in Archaeology and Art History, 1997, University of Athens, Faculty of History and Archaeology.



Positions

Senior Lecturer, University of Akron, Department of Anthropology and Classical Studies (8/26/2013 to present)

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute for Aegean Prehistory (AY 2012/13).

Distinguished Guest Fellow, Notre Dame Institute of Advanced Study, University of Notre Dame (Spring 2012).

Senior Lecturer, University of Akron, Department of Anthropology and Classical Studies (2007-2011).


Dr. Gorogianni’s research has been supported financially by the following sources:


Fellowships


Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute for Aegean Prehistory (AY 2012/13).

Distinguished Guest Fellow, Notre Dame Institute of Advanced Study, University of Notre Dame (Spring 2012).


External Fellowships and Grants for Ayia Irini Northern Sector Archaeological Project (co-directed with Dr. Rodney D. Fitzsimons, Trent University)

Institute for Aegean Prehistory, 2012 Renewal of Research Grant ($20,000)

Mediterranean Archaeological Trust, 2012 (£1,000)

Institute for Aegean Prehistory, 2011 Renewal of Research Grant ($20,000)

Institute for Aegean Prehistory, 2010 Renewal of Research Grant ($15,000)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2010-11 ($80,000)

Institute for Aegean Prehistory, 2009 New Research Grant ($19,960)


Pre-Doctoral Fellowships and Grants

Isabel and Mary Neff Scholarship, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati, 2006-07.

Summer Stipends, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, 1999-2007.

University Graduate Scholarship, Graduate School, University of Cincinnati, 1999-2006.

Louise Taft Semple Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, 1999-2006.

University Research Council – Summer Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, 2005 and 2004.

Dorot Foundation Travel Grant Award, Archaeological Institute of America, 2004 Annual Meeting.

Marion Rawson Fellowship, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, 2003 and 2002.

Award for Outstanding Poster Presentation, University of Cincinnati, Poster Forum, 7th March, 2003; poster title “Politics and Material Culture Change,” co-authored with Ols Lafe.


Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Archaeology (2001-present)
American School of Classical Studies at Athens (2004/05), Associate Student Member                     Society for American Archaeology (2004, 2011-present)

Professional Service

Program Co-ordinator, American Institute of Archaeology, Akron/Kent Chapter 2013-14

Vice President, American Institute of Archaeology, Akron/Kent Chapter 2010-12

Vice President, Graduate Student Association, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, 2001-02

Session Chair, “Cycladic Interconnections,” 113th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Philadelphia, PA, January 5–8, 2012


Field Research

Kea Archaeological Research Survey (KARS), directed by Dr. Joanne M.A. Murphy (UNC Greensboro) and Dr. Amanda Kelly (NUI Galway, Ireland) Middle and Late Bronze Age Pottery Specialist, Field seasons 2012-2015.


Ayia Irini Northern Sector Archaeological Project (AINSAP). Co-Director, in collaboration with Dr. Rodney Fitzsimons (Trent University). Co-director, Field seasons 2009-2012. http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/news/newsDetails/site-of-ayia-irini-in-kea- celebrated

Kea Archaeological Research Survey, directed by Dr. Joanne M.A. Murphy (UNC Greensboro) and Dr. Amanda Kelly (NUI Galway, Ireland) Bronze Age Pottery Specialist, Field seasons 2012-2014.

Mallakastra Regional Archaeological Project – Bonjakët Excavations, directed by Prof. Jack L. Davis, Sharon Stocker (University of Cincinnati, USA), Dr. Iris Pojani (Packard International Center for Archaeology, Tirana, Albania) and Dr. Vangjel Dimo (Instituti Arkeologjik, Tirana, Albania). Field Director, Field Seasons 2004-2006.

Mitrou Archaeological Project, American School of Classical Studies in Athens, directed by Prof. Aleydis Van de Moortel (University of Tennessee) and Eleni Zachou (14th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities at Lamia), Cataloguer – Database construction - Computer Specialist, Field Seasons 2004-2005.

Palaikastro Excavations, British School in Athens, directed by Prof. Hugh Sackett, Dr. Sandy MacGillivray (BSA), Prof. Jan Driessen (Katholik University of Leuven). Pottery Processing (Assistant to Prof. Carl Knappett, University of Toronto), June-August 2003.

Iklaina Archaeological Project, directed by Prof. Michael Cosmopoulos (University of Missouri in Saint Louis). Team Leader, May 2003.

Ethno-archaeological Project in Albania, entitled “Burial and Modern Albanian Society. A Study of the Burial Customs of Modern Albania and their Change from the Communist to the Post-Communist Period.” Director, in collaboration with Ols Lafe (Archaeological Institute of Albania) and Gerti Vestaj (University of Tirana). Field Seasons 2002-2003

Mallakastra Regional Archaeological Project, directed by Prof. Jack L. Davis (University of Cincinnati, USA), Prof. Muzafer Korkuti (Instituti Arkeologjik, Tirana). Fieldwalker, team leader, Field Seasons 2002-2000.

Kythera Island Project, directed by Prof. Cyprian Broodbank (University College of London). Fieldwalker, team leader, Field Seasons 2001-2000.

Greek-Swedish Excavation of the Mycenaean Acropolis of Midea, directed by Dr Aikaterini Demakopoulou, Director Emerita of the Greek National Archaeological Museum. Trench Master, Museum Assistant, Field Seasons 1994-1998.


       

 
Department of Anthropology and Classical Studies
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The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio 44325-1910
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