Full or Part-time
United States of America
Years in the field:
6 – 10 Years
Areas of Expertise
My expertise spans the entire realm of ancient art. My primary scholarly interest is in pre-Islamic Iran, and I have written a book about the art and archaeology of Egypt under Achaemenid Persian rule (ca. 526-404 BCE). My teaching and curatorial work, however, has included Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern art, as well as occasional forays into more recent material.
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art I worked on the reinstallation of the Ancient Near Eastern galleries. Our goal was to move away from an organizational scheme based on geography and chronology in favor of discreet object-based narratives that could engage the general public, whatever their interests. I developed several such narratives, and carried out collections research in support of them, especially on Iranian materials.
At the Harvard Art Museums I worked on the exhibition 'Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings,' including contributions to the companion volume.
2021: Lecturer in Classics, University of California, Riverside
2018-20: Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow in Ancient Near Eastern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art
2017-18: Lecturer in Art History, University of Southern California
2017: Visiting Lecturer in Classics, University of California, Irvine
2015-16: Postdoctoral Fellow, Getty Research Institute
2014-15: Curatorial Fellow in Ancient Art, Harvard Art Museums
2014: PhD, Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan
2007: MA, Classics, University of Colorado
2005: MA (Hons), Classics, University of St. Andrews