Hannah Friedman is an Assistant Professor of Classics at Texas Tech University. She is co-investigator of the Barqa Landscape Project, which studies the copper mining district of Faynan, site of some of the earliest industrial activities in human history. She is also developing a field school in Libarna, Italy a roman colonial site with a Celtic foundation. She has also conducted archaeological fieldwork in Pompeii, Romania, England, Texas, and NW Arkansas. She has taught at the University of Leicester, the University of Oxford and Birbeck College, University of London. She also was a Digital Institute of Archaeology fellow at the University of Arkansas. She has published on ancient Roman slavery, agriculture, pollution, and spatial control through observation. Her current projects include work on gendered perceptions of archaeological finds in public discourse and media. She has been president of the local chapter of the AIA since 2012.