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Alena Wigodner

About Alena Wigodner

I am a PhD student in archaeology with a concentration in archaeology of the Mediterranean world. I received my B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2014 and my M.A. from the University of Arizona in 2017. My area of focus is Roman colonialism, specifically in the western Roman provinces. I am interested in colonial culture change and expressions of cultural identity in colonial contexts. Currently, my research focuses on gendered experiences of colonialism in the Roman West.

Selected Publications

Wigodner, Alena. "Gendered Healing Votives in Roman Gaul: Representing the Body in a Colonial Context." American Journal of Archaeology 123, no. 4 (October 2019): 619-42.

Research Interests

Roman archaeology, culture contact and colonialism, women and gender, votive practice, frontiers

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Contact Information


B.A. (2014) Anthropology  Washington University in St. Louis

M.A. (2017) Anthropology   University of Arizona