Susan Ellen Alcock is an American archaeologist specialising in survey archaeology and the archaeology of memory in the provinces of the Roman Empire. Alcock grew up in Massachusetts and was educated at Yale and the University of Cambridge. She is currently Special Counsel for Institutional Outreach and Engagement and Professor of Classical Archaeology and Classics at the University of Michigan and became the Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan - Flint in July 2018.
Susan E. Alcock
|Alma mater||Yale University, University of Cambridge|
|Thesis||Greek society and the transition to Roman rule|
|Institutions||University of Michigan, Brown University, University of Michigan-Flint|
From 1979 to 1983, Alcock studied at Yale University, graduating with a summa cum laude Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree which majored in Archaeology and History. She then studied classics at the University of Cambridge, graduating with a first class BA in 1985; as per tradition, this BA was promoted to a Master of Arts (MA Cantab) degree in 1989. She remained at Cambridge to undertake postgraduate research, and completed her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in 1989 with a doctoral thesis titled "Greek society and the transition to Roman rule".
Alcock served as the Director of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Professor of Classics at Brown University from January 2006 until 2015. Prior to that, she was the John H. D'Arms Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Michigan. She was co-director of the Pylos Regional Archaeological Project in southwestern Greece, then co-director of the Vorotan Project in southern Armenia, and is now director of the Brown University Petra Archaeological Project. In 2000 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.