Modern Greek Studies Association

Aliosha Bielenberg

Ph.D. Candidate

University of California, Berkeley
Department of Rhetoric


MA Philosophy, KU Leuven, 2022
MSc Digital Cultural Heritage, The Cyprus Institute, 2021
AB Brown University, 2020

Principal Presentations and Publications


"Who Remembers Paliomylos? From the Troodos Mountains of Cyprus." Taxis, December 2021.

"Country Home." In "Forms of Life: Dispatches from the Present," The Point, February 2021.

"How Do You Read Homer? Ethics, Epistemology, and the Self in Homeric Scholarship." Brown Classical Journal 32 (2020): 69–85.

 "How to Write Black Disciplinary History on Its Own Terms: The Complex Life of John Wesley Gilbert," with Amanda Brynn. Eidolon, May 2019.

"Decolonizing the Museum: A Bronze Bust and its Reception." Brown Classical Journal 31 (2019): 117–126.


 "Unvisited Museums, Toponyms, and the Ethics of Community Archaeology," with Kelley Tackett. Paper read at Annual Meeting on Community Archaeology and Heritage 2019: "Conceptualizing Community" in Heritage. University of Pennsylvania Cultural Heritage Center, 30 March 2019: Philadelphia, PA.

"Pluralizing Communities in Neo Monastiri: Challenges of Archaeological Ethnography," with Kelley Tackett. Paper read at Koutroulou Magoula 2001–2018: A Workshop. British School of Archaeology, 13 January 2019: Athens, Greece.

"Scholar, Activist, or Religious Figure? John Wesley Gilbert’s Reception and Legacy." Paper read at State of the Field 2018: Archaeology and Social Justice. Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, 2 March 2018: Providence, RI.

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Areas of Specialization

Social and Political Thought
Continental Philosophy
Histories of Colonialism and Nationalism
Philosophical Anthropology

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