Hilary Gopnik received her B.A. in anthropology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and her M.A./Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Toronto. Her doctoral research centered on the site of Godin Tepe, Iran. She recently coauthored the final publication of that site (On the High Road: The History of Godin Tepe, Iran [Costa Mesa, Calif. 2011]). Since 2008, Gopnik has shifted her archaeological focus from Iran northward to Azerbaijan, where she is the associate director of the Iron Age site of Oğlanqala. She has shifted her personal and professional life southward to Atlanta, Georgia, where she teaches in the Ancient Mediterranean Studies Program at Emory University.