Current Member

Hannah Chazin

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships for Assistant Professors
Historical Studies
Field of Study
Archaeology of the South Caucasus
Home Institution
Columbia University

Hannah Chazin is exploring the connections between pastoralism and political authority in the ancient South Caucasus. Her research traces how modern ideas about human nature shaped accounts of pastoralism, reducing the value of herd animals to merely cash or calories and obscuring the dynamism of ancient pastoralist societies.

Dates at IAS
  • Historical Studies
University of Chicago Ph.D., 2016
Columbia University 2017 Assistant Professor
Stanford University 2016–2017 Postdoctoral Fellow