Basic Biographical Information
Mitch Allen is an archaeologist, publisher, and instructor. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara; a Master’s degree in Near East Studies from the University of Michigan; and, in 1997, a Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of California, Los Angeles. His dissertation was concerned with Philistia, the Neo-Assyrians, and world systems theory (Allen 1997). Allen has taught at several universities in the United States, such as Mills College, the University of Maryland, Santa Clara University, and Diablo Valley College. Allen has taught and published on an eclectic mix of subjects, including the ancient Near East, archaeology, and scholarly publishing. The latter was borne out of 35 years of experience in the publishing industry.
Allen is best known for his career in publishing, during which he has overseen the publication of over 1,000 books, articles, and software...
- Allen, M.J. 1997. Contested peripheries: Philistia in the neo-Assyrian world-system. PhD dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms.Google Scholar
- - 2002. Reaching the hidden audience: ten rules for the archaeological writer, in B. Little (ed.) Public benefits of archaeology: 244–51. Gainesville (FL): University Press of Florida.Google Scholar
- - 2003. Field guide to archaeological publishing. SAA Archaeological Record: 3(1): 5–6.Google Scholar
- - 2005. Charlie Brown in the classroom: comics and other incendiary devices for teaching archaeology. SAA Archaeological Record: 5(5): 9–12.Google Scholar
- - 2007a. Think small! Near Eastern Archaeology 70(4): 196–7.Google Scholar
- - 2007b. Scenarios for archaeologists: a teaching tool, in H. Burke & C. Smith (ed.) Archaeology to delight and instruct: active learning in the university classroom: 245–51. Walnut Creek (CA): Left Coast Press.Google Scholar
- Allen, M.J. & R. Joyce. 2010. Communicating archaeology in the 21st century, in W. Ashmore, D. Lippert & B. J. Mills (ed.) Voices in American archaeology. Washington (DC): Society for American Archaeology.Google Scholar