ALEXIS M CHRISTENSEN portrait
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, World Languages and Cultures
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), World Languages and Cultures

Presentations

  • A Roman Villa in the Abruzzo: An Archaeological Case Study - Invited Lecture for University of Utah’s Continuing Education At-Home Lecture Series. , Presented, 2021.
    https://mediaspace.utah.edu/media/t/1_cc095p86
  • Putting the Pieces Together: The Life of a Roman Villa Complex in the Sangro Valley - Invited lecture for the 30th Anniversary Alumni Lecture Series for the Department of Archaeology & Art History at the University of Evansville. , Presented, 2021.
  • “Gladiator Fanatics at Pompeii.” Invited Lecture at The Leonardo, Pompeii – The Exhibition Lecture Series. Salt Lake City, UT. [CANCELLED DUE TO COVID]. , Other, 2020.
    https://theleonardo.org/pompeii-lecture-series
  • “What Does a Roman Archaeologist Do?” Invited Classroom Expert for 6th Grade Social Studies, Syracuse Arts Academy, Syracuse UT. , Presented, 2020.
  • “Fast Food & Fancy Dinner Parties at Pompeii.” Invited Lecture for the Rotary Club in conjunction with The Leonardo's Pompeii - The Exhibition. Salt Lake City, UT. , Presented, 2020.
  • “An Archaeologist’s Perspective on Pompeii.” Interview on KSL’s Studio 5 with Brooke Walker. Salt Lake City, UT. , Presented, 2019.
    https://studio5.ksl.com/inside-look-at-new-pompeii...
  • “What to Expect from a Mentor.” Invited Speaker for Undergraduate Research Education Series, Office of Undergraduate Research, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. , Presented, 2019.
  • “Climate & Disease at the End of the Roman Empire.” Invited Discussion Leader for Paideia (Women’s Ancient Culture Reading Group). Salt Lake City, UT. , Presented, 2019.
  • Trojan Wars. Invited Talk at the Mt. Olympus Senior Center. Salt Lake City, UT. , Presented, 2017.
  • Vergil's Eclogues & Georgics. Invited Talk for Paideia (Women’s Ancient Culture Reading Group). Salt Lake City, UT. , Presented, 2017.
  • “Mosaics in the Ancient Mediterranean.” Invited Talk for Paideia (Women’s Ancient Culture Reading Group). Salt Lake City, UT. , Presented, 2016.
  • “The Sangro Valley Project Excavations, 2011-2015.” Presented at Utah Classics in Italy Symposium. , Presented, 2016.
  • "Horatius at the Plough: Roman Republican Land Distribution in Legend and Practice." Presented at Oberlin College. , Presented, 2011.
  • “Excavations at Murlo (Poggio Civitate) (a.k.a. Summers Spent with “Il Cowboy”).” Invited lecture for the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Evansville, Evansville, IN. , Presented, 2010.
  • “Gladiators in the House: A Phenomenological Approach to Gladiatorial Imagery in the Roman Dining Room.” Classical Association of the Middle West & South, Lincoln, NE. , Presented, 2019.
    https://camws.org/sites/default/files/meeting2019/...
  • "Archaeology in Comics." First International Public Archaeology Twitter Conference. , Presented, 2017.
    https://archaeologicalaudiences.wordpress.com/2017...
  • “Katniss Everdeen as Modern “Bride of Death.”” Presented at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT. , Presented, 2016.
  • "Using twine in the Classics Classroom." Oresented at the annual fall meeting of the Utah Classical Association. , Presented, 2015.
  • "Gladiator Politics from Cicero to the White House.". , Presented, 2013.
    http://www.camws.org/meeting/2013/files/abstracts/...
  • "Horatius Cocles, Mucius Scaevola & the Origins of Roman Republican Land Distribution in Livy, Book 2." Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Ancient Historians. , Presented, 2010.
  • "Liminality, Legend, and Land Distribution in Livy's ab urbe condita, Book 2." Presented at the University of Utah's Department of Languages and Literature Research Colloquium Series. Other, Presented, 2013.
  • "Gladiators in the House: A Phenomenological Approach to Gladiatorial Imagery in the Roman Dining Room" to be presented at the 115th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South in Lincoln, NE on 6 April 2019. , Accepted, 2018.
    https://camws.org/sites/default/files/meeting2019/...
  • "Sangro Valley Project (SVP) 2011-2012 Excavations in San Giovanni di Tornareccio." Presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America. , Presented, 2013.
  • “Social Access in Two Pompeian Houses (VIII.2.14-16 and VIII.3.34).” Presented at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West & South. , Presented, 2010.
    http://www.camws.org/meeting/2010/program/abstract...

Languages

  • Ancient Greek (to 1453), Fluent.
  • Latin, Fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Greece
  • Italy

Publications

  • Alexis Christensen (date unknown). "Tornareccio (CH). Excavations at San Giovanni, 2012.” Quaderni di Archeologia d’Abruzzo. (pp. 196-202). Vol. 4. Ministero dei beni e delle attivita culturali e del turismo: Soprintendenza per i beni archaeologici dell'Abruzzo. Accepted, .
  • Susan Kane (date unknown). “Atessa (CH). Excavations at San Giovanni, 2011.” Quaderni di Archeologia d’Abruzzo. Accepted, .
  • Susan Kane (date unknown). SANGRO VALLEY PROJECT: REPORT ON THE 2017 EXCAVATIONS AT SAN GIOVANNI DI TORNARECCIO (CHIETI PROVINCE, ABRUZZO). Papers of the British School at Rome. Vol. 86, 325-328. Accepted, .
  • Susan Kane (date unknown). Sangro Valley Project 2014 Excavations. Accepted, .
  • Susan E. Kane (date unknown). SANGRO VALLEY PROJECT: REPORT ON THE 2013 EXCAVATIONS AT SAN GIOVANNI DI TORNARECCIO (COMUNE DI TORNARECCIO, PROVINCIA DI CHIETI, REGIONE ABRUZZO). Papers of the British School at Rome, 82, pp 343-346. (co-authored with Susan E. Kane. Accepted, .
  • Susan Kane (date unknown). Susan Kane and Robert Witcher (2013). The Sangro Valley Project. Papers of the British School at Rome, 81, pp 375-377. doi:10.1017/S0068246213000226. Accepted, .
  • Susan Kane (date unknown). Susan Kane, Alexis Christensen, Hilary Conley, James Countryman, Beatrice Fidelibus, Christopher Motz and Rafael Scopacasa (2012). Archaeological Fieldwork Reports: Sangro Valley Project: report on the 2011 excavation and survey work. Papers of the British School at Rome, 80, pp 371-374. doi:10.1017/S0068246212000505. Accepted, .
  • Susan E. Kane (date unknown). “Sangro Valley Project: report on the 2015 excavations at Acquachiara and San Giovanni di Tornareccio.” Papers of the British School at Rome, 84 (2016) 329-332. (co-authored with Susan E. Kane and China Shelton). Accepted, .
  • Susan E. Kane (date unknown). “Sangro Valley Project: report on the 2014 excavations at Acquachiara and San Giovanni di Tornareccio.” Papers of the British School at Rome, 83 (2015) 329-332. (co-authored with Susan E. Kane). Accepted, .
  • Alexis M. Christensen (date unknown). “Horatius Cocles, Mucius Scaevola and the Origins of Roman Republican Land Distribution in Livy’s Ab Urbe Condita.”. Accepted, .
  • Alexis M. Christensen (date unknown). Augustine’s Confessions Book 2: An Open Access Latin Commentary. Accepted, .