About me: I teach in William and Mary's Classical Studies department, including classes on Roman archaeology and art, Roman social history, the ancient city of Pompeii, the region of Roman Egypt, and Latin language and literature. I have particular research interests in Roman fresco and Roman sculpture. My most recent work treats the importation of ancient Egyptian artworks and artifacts into Italy after Egypt was made into a Roman territory.
For some of my favorite links related to antiquity, both academic and less serious (but still cool) see the sidebar. For my teaching schedule this semester, see more below.
This just in! Dr. Diana Ng and I are organizing a panel for the College Art Association in 2014 on the re-use of Roman art and the 'afterlives' of Roman monuments. Please consider sending an abstract. You can download the call for papers here.
University of Michigan (MA Latin 1999, MA Classical Archaeology 1999, PhD Classical Art and Archaeology Dec. 2002)
Wesleyan University (BA Classics with Honors, 1995)
Selected Fellowships and Awards
NEH Summer Stipend, Summer 2012
Margo Tytus Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, Spring 2012
AIA/DAI Fellowship for Study in Berlin, Fall 2011
Faculty Fellowship for summer research, The College of William and Mary, 2010
Suzanne Matthews Faculty Fellowship for summer research, The College of William and Mary, 2009
Villa Postdoctoral Fellow, Getty Research Institute, 2007 - 2008
Egypt in Italy: Visions of Egypt in Roman Imperial Culture (under contract, Cambridge University Press)
"'Egyptian' Priests in Roman Italy," in Cultural Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean, ed. E. Gruen (Getty Research Institute, 2010)
"Aegyptus Redacta: Augustus’ obelisk in the Campus Martius" (Art Bulletin, 2010)
“Egypt Embodied: the Vatican Nile” (AJA July 2009)
M. Versluys, P. Meyboom, and L. Bricault, eds. (
Teaching, Fall 2014
In Fall 2014, I will teach two courses: LAT 201 "Introduction to Latin Prose" and CLCV 430 "The Roman Home." In the latter course, we will discuss Roman families and domestic spaces, including atrium houses, apartment complexes, the palaces of the emperors, and other residences thorughout the Roman empire.
My class at Pompeii and
Washington DC Spring