Jody Michael Gordon is Professor of History and Archaeology at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and an Assistant Director of the Athienou Archaeological Project (AAP). He received his Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati, where his dissertation involved an archaeological study of the effects of imperialism on local identities in Cyprus during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. In addition to working in Cyprus, Jody has excavated in Tunisia, Italy, Spain, and Greece, and his research interests include Roman archaeology, cultural identity, ancient imperialism, and computer applications in archaeology. In 2023, Jody received the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Wentworth. For more on Jody’s teaching, see here.


B.A. (History, Classics) University of Manitoba

M.A. (Classics) University of Cincinnati

Ph.D. (Classics) University of Cincinnati

Other Publications

Gordon, J.M. 2022. “The ‘Fuzzy’ World of Cypriot Long Late Antiquity: Continuity and Disruption Betwixt the Global and Local.” In Cyprus in the Long Late Antiquity: History and Archaeology between the Sixth and Eighth Centuriesedited by P. Panayides and I. Jacobs. Oxford: Oxbow.

Gordon, J.M. 2021. Review of New Directions in Cypriot Archaeology, by C. Kearns and S. Manning eds. AJA 125:2. http://www.ajaonline.org/book-review/4259 

Kouremenos, A and J.M. Gordon eds. 2020. Mediterranean Archaeologies of Insularity in an Age of GlobalizationOxford: Oxbow.

Gordon, J.M. 2018. “Transforming Culture on an Insula Portunalis: Port Cities as Central Places in Early Roman Cyprus.” In Land 2018 7(4) Special Issue: Central Places and Un-Central Landscapes: Political Economies and Natural Resources in the Longue Durée, edited by G. Papantoniou and A. Vionis. (Open Access).

Gordon, J.M. with W. Caraher 2018. “An Archaeology of Early Christian Cyprus.” In The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archaeology, edited by W. Caraher, T. Davis, and D. Pettegrew. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gordon, J.M. 2018. “Insularity and Identity in Roman Cyprus: Connectivity, Complexity, and Cultural Change.” In Insularity and Identity in the Roman Mediterranean, edited by Anna Kouremenos. Oxford: Oxbow.

Walcek Averett, E., Gordon, J.M., and D.B. Counts eds. 2016. Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: The Potential of Digital ArchaeologyGrand Forks: The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota.

Gordon, J.M. 2016. “To Obey by Land and Sea: Empires, the Mediterranean, and Cultural Identity in Hellenistic and Roman Cyprus.” Across the Corrupting Sea: Post-Braudelian Approaches to the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean, edited by C. Concannon and L. Mazurek. New York: Routledge.

with M.K. Toumazou et al. 2015. “Shedding Light on the Cypriot Rural Landscape: Investigations of the Athienou Archaeological Project in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus, 2011-2013.” Journal of Field Archaeology 40(2): 204-20.

with B. Olson et al. 2014. “Experimental Three-Dimensional Printing of a Lower Palaeolithic Handaxe: An Assessment of the Technology and Analytical Value.” Lithic Technology 39 (3):162-72.

Gordon, J.M. 2012.“Lux aeterna: The Terracotta Lamps from the Hellenistic and Roman Tombs at Athienou-Mağara Tepeşi.” In Crossroads and Boundaries: The Archaeology of Past and Present in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus, edited by M.K. Toumazou, P.N. Kardulias and D.B. Counts, 191-202. Oakville, CT: Oxbow.

Gordon, J.M., P.N. Kardulias, and M. K. Toumazou. 2012. “The Historical Background: Regional Chronology and Local History.” In Crossroads and Boundaries: The Archaeology of Past and Present in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus, edited by M.K. Toumazou, P.N. Kardulias and D.B. Counts, 25-44. Oakville, CT: Oxbow.

Gordon, J.M. 2012. “Making boundaries in modern Cyprus: Roman archaeology as ‘touristic archaeology’ in politically fractured landscapes.” In Making Roman Places, Past and Present: Papers presented at the first Critical Roman Archaeology Conference held at Stanford University in March, 2008, edited by K. Lafrenz Samuels and D. M. Totten, 111-30. Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series 89. Portsmouth, RI: Journal of Roman Archaeology.

Gordon, J.M. 2012. Between Alexandria and Rome: A Postcolonial Archaeology of Cultural Identity in Hellenistic and Roman Cyprus. Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Cincinnati.

Gordon, J.M. and E. Cova. 2010. “Romanesis in Cyprus: A Lamp from Athienou-Malloura.”Cahier du Centre d’Études Chypriotes 40:277-94.

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