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  • Dr Alicia Jimenez
  • Honorary Research Associate
  • alicia.jimenez@duke.edu
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Alicia Jimenez

Alicia is Assistant Professor at the Department of Classical Studies at Duke University. 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 earned her PhD at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid and has conducted research in Archaeology and Anthropology at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC, Madrid), University College London and Glasgow University.

Her research engages with archaeological theory and Roman visual and material culture in the period 218 BCE-200 CE. In particular, she focuses on the study of Roman colonialism, cultural change and monetization in the Iberian peninsula, with a special emphasis in funerary, urban and military contexts.

Her book, Imagines hibridae. A postcolonial approach to the study of the Baetican necropolis (2008), analyses the impact of Roman colonization in the funerary rituals of southern Spain and how different discourses about collective ancestry where simultaneously mediated in the forum and the tomb.

Alicia has also recently investigated the relationship between mimesis, colonialism and material culture in a series of papers and conferences (with Alfredo González-Ruibal, University of Chicago, TAG, 2013, with Michael Rowlands, University College London, 2011). In the latter, she engaged with a group of anthropologists and archaeologists in a discussion on how shapes, images and objects are transmitted and replicated in (post)colonial contexts. She is currently preparing a new book on mimesis and the Roman provinces in which she hopes to integrate many of these ideas. Her second current book project focuses on the Roman republican army and coinage at Numantia (Soria, Spain).

Alicia's web page can be found here.

Research Interests

Books and Monographs

  • 2010 Colonising a colonised territory: Settlements with Punic roots in Roman times. Session editor: A. Jiménez, Colonising a colonised territory: Settlements with Punic roots in Roman times. In M. Dalla Riva (ed.), Meetings between Cultures in the Ancient Mediterranean. Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Rome 22-26 sept. 2008. Bollettino di Archeologia on line, 0. ISSN 2039-0076 (
  • 2008 Imagines Hibridae. Una aproximación postcolonialista al estudio de las necrópolis de la Bética. Anejos de Archivo Español de Arqueología 43. Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas.

Co-Authored Books and Monographs

  • 2011 Barter, money and coinage in the ancient Mediterranean. M. P. García-Bellido, L. Callegarin and A. Jiménez (eds.), Anejos de Archivo Español de Arqueología 58. Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas.
  • 2008 Del imperium de Pompeyo a la auctoritas de Augusto. Homenaje a Michael Grant, M. P. García-Bellido, A. Mostalac and A. Jiménez (eds.), Anejos de Archivo Español de Arqueología, 47, Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas.


  • 2013 Ejército y moneda en Numancia. El campamento III de Renieblas, in M. Navarro and F. Cadiou (eds.), La guerre et ses traces. Conflits et sociétés en Hispanie à l’époque de la conquête romaine (IIIe-Ier s. av. J.-C.), Bordeaux (in press)
  • 2011 Changing to remain the same. The south of the Iberian Peninsula between the third and the first centuries BC, in T. Moore y L. Armada (eds.), Atlantic Europe in the First millennium BC: crossing the divide, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 506-518.
  • 2011 Pure hybridism. Late Iron Age sculpture in southern Iberia, in P. van Dommelen (ed.), World Archaeology, Vol. 43 No. 1 Postcolonial Archaeologies, 102-123.
  • 2010 Reproducing Difference: Mimesis and Colonialism in Roman Hispania, in B. Knapp, P. van Dommelen (eds.), Material Connections: Mobility, Materiality and Mediterranean Identities. London and New York: Routledge, 38-63.
  • 2007 Culto a los ancestros en época romana: Los cipos funerarios de las necrópolis de Baelo Claudia (Bolonia, Cádiz), Archivo Español de Arqueología 80, 75-106.

Co-Authored Articles

  • 2011 with J. R. Carrillo, Corduba/Colonia Patricia: the colony that was founded twice, in R. Sweetman (ed), Roman Colonies in the First Century of their Foundation. Oxbow Books: Oxford and Oakville, 55-74.

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