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Allison Surtees

Assistant Professor

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Contact Information




  • Art and Archaeology
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • History
  • Theatre / Music

Areas of Expertise:

  • Ancient Art Collecting and Museums
  • Ancient Greece and Rome
  • Ancient Greek History
  • Ancient Theatre and Performance
  • Classical Archaeology
  • Classical Art

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • French

Available To:

  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others


Dr. Allison Surtees received her PhD in Classics from Johns Hopkins University with a specialty in ancient material culture. Previous to her current position of Assistant Professor in The University of Winnipeg's Classics Department, she held research fellowships in the United States, Greece, and Germany, worked in the curatorial department of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, and participated in archaeological excavation in Tunisia and Greece.

Surtees has presented her research throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. Her current research centres on images of Dionysos, women, and sex in Greek vase painting, sculpture, and and architecture. Dr. Surtees has written for museum exhibition catalogues as well as academic publications. Her current book projects include a monograph titled The Iconography of the Satyr in Greece and Rome, and two co-edited volumes The Methodologies in Ancient Material Culture, and Gender Bending and Blending in Ancient Greece and Rome.

Media and Research Expert