Penelope Allison is a reader in Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, and a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London, and the Australian Academy of Humanities. Her research focuses on household archaeology, gender, and space. Her major publications include The Archaeology of Household Activities (London 1999), Casa della Caccia antica (with F. Sear. Häuser in Pompeji 11 [Munich 2002]), Pompeian Households: An Analysis of the Material Culture (Los Angeles 2004), The Insula of the Menander in Pompeii. Vol. 3, The Finds, a Contextual Study (Oxford 2006), and People and Spaces in Roman Military Bases (Cambridge 2013).