Alena Wigodner

317 New South

Alena Wigodner is an archaeologist who studies everyday life, and especially gender, on the edges of the Roman Empire. In her current project, she uses votive offerings—small objects left to the gods at temples—to study how colonialism differentially impacted men and women living in Roman-controlled northern Europe. She’s interested in the archaeology of religion, gender fluidity in the ancient world, and applying feminist and postcolonial theory to the Roman Empire.