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Joel Allen
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center|Queens College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Yale University
Research Interests: Roman Empire, Ancient History
Joel Allen is Associate Professor of History at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center, where he also holds an appointment in the Classics Program.  He will begin as E.O. of the History Program in Summer, 2018.  His research interests are in Roman imperial culture.

Selected Publications

The Roman Republic and the Hellenistic Mediterranean: From Alexander to Caesar (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming, 2018).

“Gaius Asinius Pollio and the Politics of Cosmopolitanism,” in Kit Morrell, Josiah Osgood, and Kathryn Welch (eds.), The Alternative Age of Augustus (under review at Oxford University Press).
“Herodes Atticus, Memnon of Ethiopia, and the Athenian ephebeia,” in Wouter Vanacker and Arjan Zuiderhoek (eds.), Imperial Identities in the Roman World (London: Routledge, 2017), pp. 162-175.
“The Gold Coinage of the Emperor Trajan marked COS V,” The American Journal of Numismatics 19 (2007), pp. 33-75, plates 6-22.

Hostages and Hostage-taking in the Roman Empire (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).