Joanna S. Smith
2002 & 2020 Grant Recipient
Dr. Joanna S. Smith is an archaeologist and art historian who specializes in the eastern Mediterranean Bronze and Iron Ages, with a particular emphasis on Cyprus. She graduated from Princeton University in 1987 and she completed her PhD in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College in 1994. Just before she began her graduate studies she joined the Princeton team working in Polis Chrysochous, where she supervised excavations at Polis-Peristeries (1988–2000). Among her publications are Art and Society in Cyprus from the Bronze Age into the Iron Age (2009) and City of Gold: The Archaeology of Polis Chrysochous (2012). After more than 20 years of university teaching, she is now an independent researcher,curator, and editor. Her work includes curatorial projects for the Penn Museum, where she is a consulting scholar, and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. She is the co-director of the publication project of the Princeton excavations at Polis Chrysochous.