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Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics and History of Art
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
phone 610-526-5984
fax 610-526-5076

Dale Kinney
Director
dkinney@brynmawr.edu Phone: 610-526-5342
Carpenter Carrel A6

Lisa M. Kolonay
Administrative Assistant
lkolonay@brynmawr.edu

Faculty 

Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
MEHMET-ALI ATAÇ (Ph.D., Harvard), Associate Professor
Research interests: Visual and intellectual traditions of the ancient Near East, Neo-Assyrian art and architecture, ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian kingship. (On leave Fall 2014)

A. A. DONOHUE (Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts at New York University), Rhys Carpenter Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Chair and Graduate Advisor

Research interests: History and historiography of classical art.

ASTRID LINDENLAUF (Ph.D., University College, London) Associate Professor

Research interests: Greek archaeology following the tradition of material culture studies. (On leave 2014/2015)

PETER MAGEE (Ph.D., University of Sydney), Professor
Research interests:
Archaeology of imperialism in south and west Asia, human habitation of arid environments and the history of European exploration of the Middle East, particularly Arabia. (On leave Spring 2015)

EVRYDIKI TASOPOULOU (Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College), Visiting Assistant Professor
Research interests: Classical art and archaeology, representations of animals in ancient Greek art, interconnections between ancient Greece, Egypt, and the Near East.

JAMES C. WRIGHT
(Ph.D., Bryn Mawr), Professor
Research interests: Aegean prehistory and Greek archaeology, spatial theory, archaeological theory and method.
On leave 2012/2017 while Director, The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2012-2017.

Department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies

ANNETTE M. BAERTSCHI (Ph.D., Humboldt University), Associate Professor
Research interests: Roman literature, especially imperial poetry; Greek and Latin epic; ancient drama (tragedy) and performance; reception of classical literature and culture; ancient magic and religion; Latin meter; Renaissance and Neo-Latin studies. (On leave 2014/2015)

CATHERINE CONYBEARE (Ph.D., University of Toronto), Professor
Research interests: Late Antiquity, Early Christian Studies, contemporary theory. (On leave 2014/2015)

RADCLIFFE G. EDMONDS III (Ph.D., University of Chicago), Paul Shorey Professor of Greek and Chair
Research interests: Greek social and intellectual history, with particular focus on mythology, religion, magic, and Platonic philosophy.

SYDNOR ROY Visiting Assistant Professor, Haverford College
Research interests: Greek historiography, the philosophy of history, early political theory, ancient concepts of race and ethnicity.

RUSSELL T. SCOTT (Ph.D,. Yale), Doreen C. Spitzer Professor of Latin and Classical Studies and Graduate Advisor
Research interests: Roman history and historiography, Roman archaeology and history of the republican and imperial periods with special reference to Italy and the western provinces.

ASYA SIGELMAN (Ph.D., Brown University), Assistant Professor
Research interests: Homeric epic, Archaic Greek lyric, Athenian tragedy, the biography genre, Greek and Roman novel.

BENJAMIN STEVENS (Ph.D., University of Chicago), Visiting Assistant Professor
Research interests: Classical traditions and receptions, especially epic, Shakespeare, and science fiction and fantasy. Latin poetry in light of modern discourses, linguistics and its history, the history of the senses in culture, and silence.

Department of History of Art

DAVID J. CAST (Ph.D., Columbia University), Eugenia Chase Guild Professor in the Humanities
Research interests: Renaissance art and criticism, architecture since 1400, British art of the 20th century.

HOMAY KING (Ph.D., Berkeley), Associate Professor and Director of the Program in Film Studies, and Director of the Center for Visual Culture
Research interests: American film history, film theory, and feminist, psychoanalytic and rhetorical theory.

STEVEN Z. LEVINE (Ph.D., Harvard), Leslie Clark Professor in the Humanities
Research interests: 16th- to 20th-century French painting, poetry, philosophy; psychoanalysis, self-portraiture, visual theory. (On leave 2014/2015)

CARRIE M. ROBBINS (Ph.D., Bryn Mawr), Lecturer
Research interests:
Art and theory from the 17th century to present; Photography; Museum Studies

LISA SALTZMAN (Ph.D., Harvard), Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Chair and Graduate Advisor
Research interests: Post-World War II art and theory, gender and identity, memory and trauma.

ALICIA WALKER (Ph.D., Harvard), Assistant Professor
Research interests: Byzantine art and architectural history, particularly of the early and middle periods; cross-cultural interaction in the medieval world; gender and sexuality in medieval art and culture.

MICHELLE WANG (Ph.D., UC Berkeley), Lecturer
Research interests: art and archaeology of early China, theories on writing, design history, and material culture studies.

Acting Director, 2014/2015

DALE KINNEY (Ph.D., New York University), Eugenia Chase Guild Professor in the Humanities Emeritus
Research interests: Late antique art, medieval Rome and Italy, Spolia.

Affiliated Faculty

IGNACIO GALLUP-DÍAZ (Ph.D., Princeton), Associate Professor of History
Research interests: the colonial Americas, indigenous peoples, and the early modern Atlantic world.

ROBERT GERMANY (Ph.D., University of Chicago) Assistant Professor in Classics, Haverford College
Research interests: Roman comedy; Hellenistic ethics; the novel; Ovid; early modern reception.

ALEXANDER HARPER (Ph.D., University of Toronto), Postdoctoral Fellow
Research interests: Late medieval art, architecture, and urbanism, particularly in southern Italy; 19th-century medievalism; historiography; architectural restorations; nationalism and art.

CHRISTIANE HERTEL
(Ph.D. Eberhard Karls-Universität Tübingen), Professor of History of Art Emeritus
Research interests
: German, Austrian and Netherlandish art.

SHIAMIN KWA (Ph.D., Harvard), Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies
Research interests: Issues of translation, adaptation, and global circulation in narrative fiction and theatrical performance.

HOANG  TAN NGUYEN (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley), Assistant Professor
Research interests: Queer experimental film and video, Asian American visual culture, new media studies, video production.
(On leave 2014/2015)

Emeriti

RICHARD ELLIS (Ph.D., Yale), Professor Emeritus
Research interests: Near Eastern Archaeology

JULIA H. GAISSER (Ph.D., Edinburgh), Eugenia Chase Guild Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Latin Emeritus
Research interests: Republican and Augustan poetry, the classical tradition.

RICHARD HAMILTON (Ph.D., University of Michigan), Paul Shorey Professor of Greek Emeritus
Research interests: Greek lyric poetry, Greek drama, Greek religion.

STELLA MILLER-COLLETT (
Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College), Rhys Carpenter Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Emeritus
Research interests:  Ancient Painting, Greek and Roman Archaeology, Macedonian Archaeology.

BARBARA MILLER LANE (Ph.D., Harvard), Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities Emeritus and Professor of History Emeritus

BRUNILDE S. RIDGWAY (Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College), Rhys Carpenter Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Emeritus

Research interests: Greek and Roman Sculpture, and Roman Archaeology.

In Memoriam

GRIDLEY MCKIM SMITH