Eleni Hasaki

Tel: (520) 626-1398
Fax: (520) 621-8516
Email: hasakie@email.arizona.edu
Homepage: http://anthropology.arizona.edu/hasakie

Research Interests

Eleni Hasaki is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Classics. She is a Mediterranean archaeologist whose research focuses on the craft technologies of prehistoric and Classical antiquity, the spatial organization of workshops, craft apprenticeship, and the negotiation of social status through crafts, especially ceramics. She combines archaeological, textual, experimental, and ethnoarchaeological evidence in her projects. Her archaeological fieldwork in Greece (Paros, Cyclades), the ethnoarchaeological project in Tunisia (Moknine) and an experimental open-air lab for pyrotechnology locally (Tucson) promote the knowledge of crafts both in antiquity and its relevance for modern societies. Her work has been funded by major institutions including the Archaeological Institute of America, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.Dr. Hasaki’s teaching ranges from 300-student introduction courses on Greek Art and Archaeology to upper undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars. She is actively involved with the Honors’ College and Flinn Scholars program. Her teaching takes place both in conventional classrooms and in the real Mediterranean world, with the Summer Study Abroad Program "Arizona in the Aegean", which offers multi-disciplinary approaches on Mediterranean Technologies and Environmental Strategies. She has served on grant and fellowship committees for major organizations, including Fulbright, NEH, and the Archaeological Institute of America. She currently serves as the President of the Tucson Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, Vice-President of the Hellenic Cultural Foundation, and member of the Managing Committee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.