Eugenia Gorogianni

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

Eugenia Gorogianni is Associate Professor of Instruction and Associate Chair of the Department of Anthropology 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, co-directing Middle Bronze Age Aegean Trade and Exchange Networks Reappraised and the Ayia Irini-Northern Sector Archaeological Project.

Professor Gorogianni is co-editor of the volume Beyond Thalassocracies: Understanding Processes of Minoanisation and Mycenaeanisation in the Aegean (2016) and 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 more than twenty articles and scholarly writings, including "Aegean Fusion Cuisine: Ayia Irini, Kea as Cultural 'Middle Ground'" (2017), "Something Borrowed, Something New: Possible Archaeological Evidence for Foreign Brides as Catalysts for Acculturation at Ayia Irini, Kea?" (2015), "Goddess, Lost Ancestors, and Dolls: A Cultural Biography of the Ayia Irini Terracotta Statues" (2011), and "Potsherds from the Edge: Defining the Limits of Minoanized Areas of the Aegean" (2008).

Her awards include the Institute for Aegean Prehistory Fellowship, 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, the Mediterranean Archaeological Trust, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.