AIA Lecturer/Host: Alexandre Tokovinine

Guest lecturer/host from Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Alexandre Tokovinine is a Maya epigrapher and archaeologist. He participated in several projects in Guatemala, including the Holmul Archaeological Project and Proyecto Arqueológico de Investigación y Rescate Naranjo. Alexandre received his Ph.D. in Anthropology at Harvard University in 2008. His doctoral research centered on Classic Maya place names and was supported by the Junior Fellowship at Dumbarton Oaks. Its results were published in a monograph, Place and Identity in Classic Maya Narratives. Alexandre’s other research projects include 3D documentation of Classic Maya sculpture and contributions to Ancient Maya Art at Dumbarton Oaks (CAA Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award of 2013) and Veiled Brightness: A History of Ancient Maya Color. Alexandre is currently Research Associate of the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Peabody Museum, as well as lecturer at the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.