Susan Alcock, a scholar of Greek and Roman archaeology, constructs new theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of the ancient world. Alcock’s first book, Graecia Capta: The Landscapes of Roman Greece (1993), focused on the interpretation of survey data and provided a new and complex picture of demographic change and settlement patterns during the Roman domination of Greece. Her current research extends the use of archaeological surface surveys to address cultural questions about perceptions of landscape and social memory. By drawing from interdisciplinary sources, Alcock explores new methodologies and develops new theories for understanding ancient Greece and Rome. She is also the author of Archaeologies of the Greek Past: Landscape, Monuments, and Memories (2002) and co-editor of Placing the Gods: Sanctuaries and Sacred Space in Ancient Greece (1994) and Pausanias: Travel and Memory in Roman Greece (2003). Alcock is the John H. D’Arms Collegiate Professor of Classical Archaeology and Classics at the University of Michigan. Since 1991, she has co-directed the Pylos Regional Archaeological Project. She has been affiliated with the University of Michigan since 1994 and taught previously at the University of Reading in England. Alcock received a B.A. (1983) from Yale University and a B.A. Hons. (1985), an M.A., and a Ph.D. (1989) from the University of Cambridge.