Hasan J. Ashkanani is an assistant professor of anthropological archaeology and a curator of Anthropology and Archaeology Museum and Laboratory in the department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology at Kuwait University. His research interests involve the nature of socio-political entities, social complexity, trade and exchange between 7000 – 4000 years ago, and social archaeology. Hasan was appointed by the Amiri Dewan, as the first general director of Abdullah al-Salem Cultural Center (2017-2018), to manage seven museums, support the implementation of the pre-opening, the opening and post opening strategic plans. His research involve: 1- the archaeometric applications (chemical and physical analyses) to archaeological materials, in particular the ancient technology of pottery from Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, and Indus Valley and: 2- the history of archaeological excavations and museums in the Near East through the archival materials perspective.

2023 “Kuwait University Students’ Awareness and Perception of Archaeology”. Hasan Ashkanani. Faculty of Arts Scientific Journal, Alexandria University, (114) 2023.

2021 “Investigating ancient technology and ceramic composition at Al-Khidr site (Failaka Island, Kuwait): Geochemical analyses of Bronze Age pottery by pXRF and thin section petrographic analyses”. Hasan J. Ashkanani & Branislav Kovár. Arabia Archaeology and Epigraphy Journal.

2020 A Characterization Study of Ubaid period Ceramics from As-Sabbiya, Kuwait,
Using a Non- Destructive Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (pXRF) Spectrometer and
Petrographic Analyses. Hasan J. Ashkanani, Robert H. Tykot, Ali Al-Juboury, Ciprian Stremtan, Jan Petrik & Karel Slavicek. Arabia Archaeology and Epigraphy Journal 2020. 31:3-18.

2019 Investigating Land-Use and Land-Cover Changes of Failaka Island: A Study in
Geography and Geoarchaeology. Muhammad G Almatar, Hasan Ashkanani & Ahmed Hassan. Journal of Social Sciences, Kuwait University.