Milena Melfi is a lecturer and curator at the University of Oxford. She teaches Classical archaeology at the Faculty of Classics, and curates the collection of casts of Greek and Roman sculptures at the Ashmolean Museum. She received her education in Classics at the University of Pisa and her PhD in Classical Archaeology at the University of Messina. Prior to coming to Oxford, she was a Fellow of the Italian and British Schools of Archaeology in Athens, of the American Academy in Rome, and of the Center for Hellenic Studies at Harvard University. She has worked on surveys and excavations in Greece, Sicily, and Albania. Her research interests focus on the redefinition of the role, functioning, and frequentation of Greek religious sites, based on the combined study of material and written sources.