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Dr. Yannis Hamilakis

Episode 61: Dr. Yannis Hamilakis

Yannis Hamilakis is Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology and Professor of Modern Greek Studies at Brown University. He taught previously at the University of Wales Lampeter and the University of Southampton. His research interests include the politics of the past, nationalism and colonialism, archaeology of the senses, decolonial theory and practices of decolonization, archaeology of the senses, contemporary migration, and Aegean prehistory. His books include, The Nation and its Ruins (2007, OUP), Archaeology and the Senses (CUP 2012), Camera Kalaureia: An Archaeological Photo-Ethnography(Archaeopress, 2016, with F. Ifantidis), and Archaeology, Nation, and Race (CUP, 2022, with R. Greenberg). He codirects the Koutroulou Magoula Archaeology and Archaeological Ethnography Project, and carries out fieldwork on contemporary migration on the island of Lesvos. Several of his publications can be found at

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