Acting Assistant Professor
Fri 1.30-3.30pm and by appointment
Alicia recently was a postdoctoral research fellow working at University College London (Institute of Archaeology) and Glasgow University (Archaeology, School of Humanities) as part of the Material Connections: mobility, materiality and Mediterranean identities project, jointly directed by Peter van Dommelen, Bernard Knapp and Michael Rowlands. She is author of Imagines hibridae: A postcolonial approach to the necropolis of Roman Baetica (Madrid, 2008) and editor of the session Colonizing a Colonized Territory (Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Rome, 2010). She more recently organized the international conference Mimesis, transmission, power (University College London, 2011), where a group of anthropologists and archaeologists engaged in a discussion on how shapes, images and objects are transmitted and replicated in (post)colonial contexts.
Her research interests include archaeological theory and the transition between the Iron Age and the Roman period on the Iberian Peninsula, with an especial interest in topics such as social change and colonization, mimetic material culture in the Roman provinces and the interaction between the past and the present in the creation of contemporary 'origin myths' in Spain. Alicia has done fieldwork in Spain and Sicily and has been visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Yale University, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, and University College London.