Fiona Greenland

Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of Virginia Sociology Department
Randall 222
P.O. Box 400766
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Office Hours:
On Leave - Spring 2021
Research Interests:

Art/Science Studies, Art Markets, Cultural Sociology, Historical Methods, Social Theory, Visual Sociology

Fiona Rose Greenland is Assistant Professor of Sociology.

  • Associate Faculty, Human and Machine Intelligence Group (web site)
  • Faculty Co-Director, Sociological Working Group on Aesthetics, Meaning, and Power (SWAMP) (web site)
  • Assistant Professor of Anthropology (by courtesy)


For more information about my work, see my web site at:

Selected Publications


In Press Greenland, F.R. Ruling Culture: Art Police, Tomb Robbers, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

2020. Greenland, F.R. and F.M. Göçek (eds.), Cultural Violence and the Destruction of HumanCommunities: New Theoretical Perspectives Communities: New Theoretical Perspectives. London: Routledge.

Published Articles

2020. Greenland, F.R. “Long-range continuities in comparative and historical sociology: the case of parasitism and women’s enslavement,” Theory and Society 48(6): 883-902.

2020. Greenland, F.R. and G. Steinmetz. “Orlando Patterson, his work, and his legacy: a special issue in celebration of the republication of Slavery and Social Death,” Theory and Society 48(6): 785-797.

2019. Greenland, F.R. “New insights into the antiquities market,” International Journal of Cultural Property 26(3): 211-225.

2019. Greenland, F.R., J.V. Marrone, O. Topçuoglu and T. Vorderstrasse. “A Site-Level Market Model of the Antiquities Trade,” International Journal of Cultural Property 26(1): 21-47.

2018. Greenland, F. "Materiality and Consecration," American Behavioral Scientist

2018. Greenland, F.  "Broadening the Landscape of Blackness," Contexts 17(3): 8-9.

2018. Greenland, F.R. "Material culture and the problem of agency, "American Journal of Cultural Sociology. doi: 10.1057/s41290-017-0054-6.

2018. Greenland, F.R. “Consecration and materiality,” American Behavioral Scientist doi: 10.1177/0002764218801063

2017. Greenland, F.R. "Freeports and steel containers: The corpora delicti of artefact trafficking," History and Anthropology 1: 15-20.

2016. Greenland, F.R. “Universalism, Nationalism, and the Italian Model of Repatriation” Brown Journal of World Affairs, 26(1).

2016. Rose-Greenland, F. “Color Perception in Sociology: Materiality and authenticity at the Gods in Color show.” Sociological Theory 34(2): 81-105.

2016. Hirschman, D., E. Berrey and F. Rose-Greenland. “Dequantifying diversity: affirmative action and admissions at the University of Michigan.” Theory and Society 45(3): 265-301.

2015. Lachmann, R. and F. Rose-Greenland. “Why we Fell: Declinist Writing and Theories of Imperial Failure in the Longue Durée.” Poetics 50: 1-19.

2014. Rose-Greenland, F. “Looters, Collectors, and a Passion for Antiquities at the Margins of Italian Society.” Journal of Modern Italian Studies 19 (5): 570-582.

2013. Rose-Greenland, F. “Seeing the Unseen: Prospective Loading and Knowledge Forms in Archaeological Discovery.” Qualitative Sociology 36(3): 251-277. 10/2016 2

2013. Rose-Greenland, F. “The Parthenon Marbles as Icons of Nationalism in 19th Century Britain: From pre-national to supra-national.” Nations and Nationalism 19 (4): 654-673.

2010. Smock, P.J. and F. Rose-Greenland, “Diversity in Pathways to Parenthood in the U.S.: Patterns, Implications, and Emerging Research Directions.” Journal of Marriage and the Family 72(3): 576-593.

2007. Rose-Greenland, F. “Table for One: Drinking alone on women’s grave monuments from Roman Celtiberia.” Ancient West and East 6: 113-134.

2006. Greenland, F. “Devotio Iberica and the manipulation of ancient history to suit Spain's mythic nationalist past.” Greece and Rome 53(2): 235-251.

2003. Rose, F. “Text and image in Celtiberia: The adoption and adaptation of written language into indigenous visual vocabulary.” Oxford Journal of Archaeology 22(2): 155-176.