Peter Allen majored in anthropology at Middlebury College and then completed a MA and PhD at Brown University. His MA thesis was on colonial gravestones and his doctoral dissertation focused on social and economic change in a small Greek village (1970-72 and many summers thereafter). Research projects also include studying urban anthropology in Athens and ethnoarchaeology in Cyprus (summers of 1973-1976). Dr. Allen taught anthropology and archaeology for 42 years at Rhode Island College, retiring in 2014. He specialized in cultural anthropology, peasant studies, the anthropology of Europe, visual anthropology and archaeology, publishing papers and monographs in these areas. Dr. Allen’s first annual meeting was in 1967.