Academic interests

International learning and partnerships; modern Greece; migration, settlement, and the construction of community in contemporary life; tourism, travel narratives, and archaeological sites.


  • IU Amoco Foundation Award 1985,
  • IUPUI Student Council Outstanding Educator Award 1985,
  • IUPUI Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching 1990,
  • Honorable Mention from the National Association of Student Anthropologists 1994,
  • FACET Award 1996,
  • Lola Lohse Award Mentoring Award 1998,
  • School of Liberal Arts Outstanding Faculty Award 2002,
  • SLA Student Council Outstanding Student Advisor Award 2002,
  • Trustees Teaching Award 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002.


  • The Landscape and People of the Franchthi Region  (Indiana University Press 1987);
  • Constructed Meanings: Form and Process in Greek Architecture  (University of Minnesota 1995);
  • A Contingent Countryside: Settlement, Economy, and Land Use in the Southern Argolid Since 1700 (Stanford University Press in press);
  • thirty articles and twelve book reviews.


  • Editor, Journal of Modern Greek Studies 1999-2002;
  • President, School of Liberal Arts Faculty Assembly 1998-2000;
  • Chair Committee on Teaching, American Anthropological Association 2001-03;
  • President-Elect, General Anthropology Division, American Anthropological Association, 2004-7;
  • plus membership on numerous university and professional committees.