R.J.A. Wilson is professor of the archaeology of the Roman empire and director of the Centre for the Study of Ancient Sicily at the University of British Columbia. He holds an Oxford M.A. and D.Phil. and taught at the universities of Dublin and Nottingham before moving to Vancouver in 2006. His distinctions include Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (Bonn), Togo Salmon Visiting Professor of Classics (McMaster), Balsdon Senior Research Fellow (British School at Rome), Ian Sanders Memorial Lecturer (Sheffield), and the Archaeological Institute of America’s Charles Eliot Norton Lecturer (2007). He has written and/or edited eight books, including Sicily Under the Roman Empire (Warminster, England 1990).