Eugenia Gorogianni

Eugenia Gorogianni
  • University of Akron
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Residential Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “Women’s Dress and Socio-Cultural Identity in Late Bronze Age Aegean”

Eugenia Gorogianni is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and Classical Studies at the University of Akron. She specializes in Aegean archaeology, the archaeology of cultural contact, gender archaeology, as well as the intellectual history Greek Archaeology and her research focuses on issues of acculturation processes, cultural contact, gender, and redefinitions of identity, assessed through the lens of material culture of the Aegean islands during the Middle and Late Bronze Age. She has participated in numerous archaeological projects in both Greece and Albania and currently co-directs the Ayia Irini-Northern Sector Archaeological Project.

Professor Gorogianni is currently preparing two co-authored monographs: Ayia Irini: Northern Sector: Stratigraphy and Architecture and Ayia Irini. Textile Tools and Textile Production. She is the author or co-author of seven articles and scholarly writings, including “Something Old, Something New: Non-local Brides as Catalysts for Cultural Exchange at Ayia Irini, Kea?” (forthcoming), “The Goddess, Lost Ancestors, and Dolls: A Cultural Biography of the Ayia Irini Terracotta Statues” (forthcoming), and “Potsherds from the Edge: Defining the Limits of Minoanized Areas of the Aegean” (2008). Her awards include the Isabel and Mary Neff Scholarship, the Louise Taft Semple Fellowship, and the Marion Rawson Fellowship. Her fieldwork projects have been funded by the Institute of Aegean Prehistory and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.