Fiona Greenland, Management Consultant

Fiona is a highly trained researcher and administrator, specializing in cultural institutions and higher education. A full-time tenure-track faculty member, her research examines global markets in art and antiquities. Her administrative experience spans management, consulting, and project leadership roles in Oxford (UK), Chicago, and Ann Arbor. She is systems-oriented in her approach to problem-solving, and excels at drilling deep into a case or question to identify fundamental, long-lasting solutions.

At Oxford University (2003-2006) she served as curatorial assistant in the Ashmolean Museum’s Cast Gallery, where she managed day-to-day finances and scheduling, and provided task support for the development of new operational and staff structuring. At the University of Chicago (2014-2017) she served as research director for The Past for Sale, a three-year, interdisciplinary study of the global trade in antiquities. Her responsibilities on this project covered all aspects of budget management, event design and launch, research and publications content, and leadership advising and teambuilding. Since August 2017 she is on the faculty of the Department of Sociology at the University of Virginia.

Prior to entering the University of Michigan’s graduate program in public policy and sociology, Fiona was a full-time staff consultant at the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based non-profit focused on workforce development (2006-2008). In this capacity Fiona worked with clients in the non-profit and government sectors on program design and enhancement, evaluation, and compliance with funding bodies and government agencies. She worked with diverse stakeholders to craft recommendations that both upheld core institutional values and pushed existing personnel and program assets to new areas of strength.

Education and Professional Activities

Fiona has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan (2014), a D.Phil (Ph.D. equivalent) in Classical Archaeology from Oxford University (2003), where she studied on a Rhodes Scholarship, and a B.A. from the University of Michigan in Classical Archaeology (1998). Her work on the art trade and cultural institutions has appeared in The Washington Post, The Brown Journal of World Affairs, and History and Anthropology, among other venues. In 2016 she was a featured speaker at Art Basel’s conversation series on the global trade in looted antiquities (Basel, Switzerland), and she has presented her research to audiences in Delhi (University of Chicago Center), Paris (UNESCO), Rome (American University), and Brussels (l’Université Libre). Her book, Ruling Culture: Art Police, Tomb Robbers, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy, is forthcoming with the University of Chicago Press. She is an elected officer in the American Sociological Association.