Faculty

The Graduate Group faculty comprises the faculty of its three graduate programs—Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art—as well as those affiliated faculty from related departments who co-teach Graduate Group seminars (GSems).

Departmental Faculty

Annette M. Baertschi (Ph.D., Humboldt University), Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies
Research interests: Roman literature, especially imperial epic and tragedy, reception of classical literature and culture, history of classical scholarship, Renaissance and Neo-Latin studies.

Jennie Bradbury (Ph.D., Durham University), Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
Research interests: Social complexity in the ancient Near East, ‘non-optimal’ zones, burial traditions and mortuary practices, landscape archaeology, GIS and archaeological survey techniques, cultural heritage.

David J. Cast (Ph.D., Columbia University), History of Art
Research interests: Renaissance art and criticism, architecture since 1400, British art of the 20th century.

Catherine Conybeare (Ph.D., University of Toronto), Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies
Research interests: Late antiquity, early Christian studies, contemporary theory. 

A. A. Donohue (Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts at New York University), Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
Research interests: History and historiography of classical art.

Radcliffe G. Edmonds III (Ph.D., University of Chicago), Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies
Research interests: Greek social and intellectual history, with particular focus on mythology, religion, magic, and Platonic philosophy.

Sylvia W. Houghteling (Ph.D., Yale University), History of Art
Research interests: Global early modern and South Asian textiles

Homay King (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley), History of Art and Film Studies
Research interests: American film history, film theory, and feminist, psychoanalytic and rhetorical theory.

Astrid Lindenlauf (Ph.D., University College, London) Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology; Director of the Graduate Group
Research interests: Classical art and archaeology, practices of disposal and recycling, fortifications and urban development; intellectual history of archaeology.

Peter Magee (Ph.D., University of Sydney), Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
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.

C.C. McKee (Ph.D., Northwestern University and École des hautes études en sciences sociales), ​History of Art
Research interests: Modern European and colonial art; visual cultures of science; contemporary African diasporic art; theories of affect, Black feminism, ecocriticism, and psychoanalysis.

Carrie M. Robbins (Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College), History of Art, Curator and Academic Liaison for Art and Artifacts, Special Collections
Research interests: Art and theory from the 17th century to present; Photography; Museum Studies.

Lisa Saltzman (Ph.D., Harvard University), History of Art
Research interests: Post-World War II art and theory, gender and identity, memory and trauma.

Jie Shi (Ph.D., University of Chicago), History of Art
Research interests: Chinese art, archaeology, and material culture, with an emphasis on the early and medieval period.

Asya Sigelman (Ph.D., Brown University), Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies
Research interests: Homeric epic and archaic Greek lyric, with particular focus on time and the narrator; Athenian tragedy, especially the language of the chorus; Greek meter; metaphor.

Alicia Walker (Ph.D., Harvard University), History of Art
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.

Affiliated Faculty

Ignacio Gallup-Díaz (Ph.D., Princeton University), History
Research interests: the colonial Americas, indigenous peoples, and the early modern Atlantic world.

Shiamin Kwa (Ph.D., Harvard University), East Asian Studies
Research interests: Issues of translation, adaptation, and global circulation in narrative fiction and theatrical performance.

Emeriti

Richard Ellis (Ph.D., Yale University), Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
Research interests: Near Eastern Archaeology.

Julia H. Gaisser (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh), Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies
Research interests: Republican and Augustan poetry, the classical tradition.

Richard Hamilton (Ph.D., University of Michigan), Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies
Research interests: Greek lyric poetry, Greek drama, Greek religion.

Christiane Hertel (Ph.D., Eberhard Karls-Universität Tübingen), History of Art
Research interests: German, Austrian and Netherlandish art.

Dale Kinney (Ph.D., New York University), History of Art
Research interests: Late antique art, medieval Rome and Italy, Spolia.

Steven Z. Levine (Ph.D., Harvard University), History of Art
Research interests: 16th- to 20th-century French painting, poetry, philosophy; psychoanalysis, self-portraiture, visual theory.

Stella Miller-Collett (Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College), Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
Research interests: Ancient Painting, Greek and Roman Archaeology, Macedonian Archaeology.

Barbara Miller Lane (Ph.D., Harvard University), Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities Emeritus and Professor of History Emeritus, Growth and Structure of Cities and History of Art.

Brunilde S. Ridgway (Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College), Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
Research interests: Greek and Roman Sculpture, and Roman Archaeology.

Russell T. Scott (Ph.D., Yale University), Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies
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.

James C. Wright (Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College), Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
Research interests: Aegean prehistory and Greek archaeology, spatial theory, archaeological theory and method.

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