Jordan Johansen

Research Interests: 

Cross-cultural interactions in the ancient Eastern Mediterranean; multiculturalism; the Ptolemaic empire; the Achaemenid empire; Cyprus; ancient music and musicians; material culture; anthropological theory/ancient ethnography; Greek, Akkadian, Egyptian


Jordan Johansen is a PAMW Ph.D. candidate from DeSoto, TX. She earned her B.A. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with majors in History with distinction, Anthropology with distinction, and Music, and a minor in Human Rights from Southern Methodist University in 2011. In 2011-2012, she was a Fulbright student in Nicosia, Cyprus, serving as an English Teaching Assistant and a member of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute. She studied classical languages for a year at the University of Dallas before entering the M.A. program in Ancient Greek & Latin at the University of Vermont in 2013.

Conferences and Publications:

Κρήδεμνον: A Diachronic Approach to a Homeric Headdress,” UVM Student Research Conference, Burlington, VT (2015)

“King Nikokles of Paphos and His Alexander Silver Tetradrachms: A Contextual Analysis,” Classical Association of New England Annual Meeting, Dedham, MA (2015)

Κρήδεμνον: Veil, Mural Crown, or Both?” Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO (2015)

“Exploring the Mural Crown: Near East, Greece, and Rome,” Invited Speaker at the Vermont Classical Languages Association Annual Meeting, Burlington, VT (2014)

“The Great Wanassa Wears a Mural Crown: An Iconographic Analysis of a Paphian Coin,” UVM Student Research Conference, Burlington, VT (2014)

“The Inclusion of Cyprus in the King’s Peace of 387/386 BCE,” Classical Association of New England Annual Meeting, Manchester, NH (2014)

“Greek King, Egyptian Pharaoh, Roman Vassal: The Political Performance of Ptolemy XII “Auletes” Neos Dionysos,” Distinction Paper for SMU Department of History (2011)

“Language, Identity, and Multiculturalism in Ptolemaic Egypt, 281-80 BCE,” Paper awarded Henry S. Jacobus Junior Paper Prize in History, SMU (2010)