Alicia Jiménez

Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical Studies

External address: 
421 Chapel Drive, Duke Box 90103, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 684-2998

On leave - Academic Year 2017 - 2018 

Fall 2017: Italian Academy, Columbia University, NYC (
Spring 2018: Anthropologie et Histoire des Mondes Antiques - ANHIMA, Paris (

Alicia's research engages with archaeological theory and Roman visual and material culture, specifically in the western and central Mediterranean in the period 218 BCE-200 CE. In particular, she focuses on the study of Roman expansion in the western Mediterranean, Roman colonialism, cultural change and monetization in Hispania, with a special emphasis in funerary, urban and military contexts.

Prior to her arrival at Duke, Alicia was Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Classics at Stanford University and Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University. She is Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Archaeology and member of the Centre for Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies both at University College London.

She earned her PhD at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and has conducted research in Archaeology and Anthropology at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC, Madrid), University College London and Glasgow University. Alicia has carried out archaeological fieldwork at various Iron Age, Hellenistic and Roman sites in the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, as well as finds research in Museums (Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz, Germany, Coins from Numantia). She co-directs the excavations at the Roman camps near Numantia (Renieblas, Spain, 2nd-1st c. BCE) since 2015.

Jiménez, A. "Corduba/Colonia Patricia: the Colony that was Founded Twice." Roman Colonies in the First Century of their Foundation. Ed. R Sweetman. Oxford and Oakville: Oxbow Books, 2011. 55-74. (Chapter)

Jiménez, A. "Colonización romana y cambio social: las necrópolis de la Bética." Un arqueólogo gaditano en la Villa y Corte. El magisterio del Profesor Manuel Bendala Galán a través de sus tesis doctorales (1986-2011). Ed. J Blánquez, L Roldán, and D Bernal. 2011. 335-352.

Jiménez, A. "Introduction: Colonising a Colonised Territory. Settlements with Punic Roots in Roman Times." Colonising a Colonised Territory. Settlements with Punic Roots in Roman Times. Ed. A Jiménez. 2010. 1-3. (Chapter) Open Access Copy

Jiménez, A. "Reproducing Difference: Mimesis and Colonialism in Roman Hispania." Material Connections: Mobility, Materiality and Mediterranean Identities. Ed. B Knapp and P van Dommelen. London and New York: Routledge, January 1, 2010. 38-63. (Chapter)

Jiménez, A. "Roman Settlements/Punic Ancestors: Some Examples from the Necropoleis of Southern Iberia." Colonising a Colonised Territory: Settlements with Punic Roots in Roman Times. Ed. A Jiménez. 2010. 43-43.

Jiménez, A. "La transformación de las acuñaciones hispanas en época de César." Del imperium de Pompeyo a la auctoritas de Augusto. Ed. MP García-Bellido, A Mostalac, and A Jiménez. Madrid: Anejos de Archivo Español de Arqueología 47, 2008. 129-140.

Jiménez, A. "Necrópolis de época republicana en el mediodía peninsular: ‘romanización’ y sentimientos de identidad étnica." Espacio y usos funerarios en el occidente romano. Ed. D Vaquerizo. Córdoba: Universidad de Córdoba, 2002. 217-231.

Jiménez, A. "Procesos de helenización en el mundo funerario romano republicano." III Congreso de Arqueología Peninsular 6. Ed. T Hauschild, MJ Maciel, V Matas, T Nogales, and A Orejas. Porto: Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Cooperação em Arqueologia Peninsular, January 1, 2000. 215-231.