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UVa professor to discuss archaeological looting in lecture

Fiona Greenland

University of Virginia professor Fiona Greenland, who works at the intersection of cultural sociology, comparative and historical sociology, and archaeology, will speak at Randolph College on Wednesday, March 1.

Greenland’s lecture, “Operation Demeter: What Italy’s Largest Antiquities Bust Reveals About Archaeological Looting Today,” is sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America and Randolph’s museum and heritage studies program.

A reception will be held at 5 p.m. in Leggett Hall’s fifth floor lobby, followed by the lecture at 6 p.m. in Leggett 537.

Greenland, an associate professor of sociology and assistant professor of anthropology, has conducted fieldwork in archaeological sites, museums, and antiquities shops in Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

She is the founder and director of the Cultural Resilience Informatics and Analysis Lab and a faculty fellow at the Yale Center for Cultural Sociology. Her research is supported by the National Science Foundation.

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