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Sue Alcock

Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology

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Sue Alcock is Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology and Director of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University. A graduate of Yale University and the University of Cambridge, she is a classical archaeologist with interests in the Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds, particularly in Roman times. She has been involved with fieldwork in Greece and Armenia, but is at present co-directing the Brown University Petra Archaeological Project (BUPAP), exploring the urban site and rural hinterland of Petra, a New Wonder of the World, in southern Jordan. She has received numerous awards for her teaching and scholarship, and was a 2001 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.