B.A., College of William and Mary.
M.A., Williams College.
Ph.D., Yale University.
Specialization: Ancient Greece. Narrative and Context.
Co-Editor, Wisconsin Studies in Classics, University of Wisconsin Press
Looking at Greek Art (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011).
Vase-Painting, Gender, and Social Identity in Archaic Athens (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).
Pictorial Narrative in Ancient Greek Art (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999).
Work in Progress
“"Re-Defining Penthesilea in Early Classical Vase Painting."
Narrative Decisions and Pursuit Scenes in Greek Art
Selected Grants and Awards
University Scholar, University of St. Thomas, 2011-2014.
Visiting Fellow, Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, 2012-2013.
T. B. L. Webster Fellow, Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, 2010-2011.
Research in Progress Grant, Minnesota Humanities Commission, 2001-2002.
University Scholar, University of St. Thomas, 2001-2003.
"Desirability and the Body," chapter 3 of T. K. Hubbard, ed., A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (Oxford/Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming 2013).
“Reflections of Monumental Painting in Greek Vase Painting of the 5th and 4th Centuries BC,” in J. J. Pollitt, ed., Painting in the Classical World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2013).
“Art, Greece," in R. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. Champion, A. Erskine, and S. Huebner, eds., The Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Oxford: Blackwell, in press for fall 2012).
“The Structural Differentiation of Pursuit Scenes,” in D. Yatromanolakis, ed., An Archaeology of Representations: Ancient Greek Vase-Painting and Contemporary Methodologies (Athens: Kardamitsa/Institut du Livre, 2009) 341-372.
“Structural Analysis as an Approach to Defining the Comic,” in S. Schmidt and J. H. Oakley, eds., Concepts of Pictorial Representation in the Hermeneutics of Greek Vase Paintings, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Deutschland, Beihefte 4 (Munich: C. H. Beck, 2009) 33-41.
“The Development of Geometric Pictorial Narrative as Discourse,” in E. Rystedt and B. Wells, eds., Pictorial Pursuits. Figurative Painting on Mycenaean and Geometric Pottery. Papers from Two seminars at the Swedish Institute at Athens in 1999 and 2001, Skrifter Utgivna av Svenska Institutet I Athen, 4°, LIII (Stockholm: Paul Åströms Förlag, 2006) 247-253.
"The Painting Program in the Stoa Poikile," in J. D. Barringer and J. M. Hurwit, eds, Periklean Athens and Its Legacy. Problems and Perspectives (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005) 73-88.
"Greece: Classical Greece" and "Greek Art and Architecture, Classical, Classical Greek Sculpture," signed articles in Oxford Companion to Archaeology (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996) 258-259 and 264-265.
"Reading Pictorial Narrative: The Law Court Scene of the Shield of Achilles," in J. Carter and S. Morris, eds., The Ages of Homer (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995) 315-334.
"Reflections of the Tyche of Antioch in Literary Sources and on Coins," in S. B. Matheson, ed., An Obsession with Fortune: Tyche in Greek and Roman Art, Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (New Haven, 1994) 50-63.
"Polygnotos's Nekyia: A Reconstruction and Analysis," American Journal of Archaeology 94 (1990) 213-235.
"Polygnotos's Iliupersis: A New Reconstruction," American Journal of Archaeology 93 (1989) 203-215.
Selected Recent Papers
"Menelaus in Attic Vase-Painting." Athenian Potters and Painters III, International Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia, September 13, 2012.
"The Pursuit of Meaning: The Complexity of Narrative in Greek Art.” T. B. L. Webster Lecture, Institute of Classical Studies, University of London School of Advanced Study, London, March 8, 2011.
“Onlookers on Attic Vases: Perspectives on Production and Dates.” Classical Archaeology Seminar, Institute of Classical Studies, University of London School of Advanced Study, London, February 23, 2011.
"Structural Analysis and Semiotics as Approaches to Defining the Comic Image." Concepts of Pictorial Representation in the Hermeneutics of Greek Vase Paintings, Colloquium organized by the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich, April 12, 2008.
“Encoding Gendered Patterns of Behavior in Archaic Athens,” Annual Conference of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Texas, April 26, 2007.
“Redefining Penthesileia in Early Classical Vase Painting,” Second Annual Paul Rehak Memorial Symposium on Ancient Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, March 13, 2007.
"Narrative Spectators inside and outside of the Picture in Archaic Athenian Vase-Painting," plenary paper presented to the Contemporary Narratology Seminar, International Narrative Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, April 9, 2006.
"Men Pursuing Women and Women Pursuing Men in Greek Vase Painting: Is There a Difference?" paper presented at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, April 3, 2006.
"Looking at Narrative from the Margins: Spectators as Models of Gendered Behavior," paper presented at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, November 28, 2005.
"Spectators as Model Viewers and Citizens," paper presented to the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Montréal, Quebec, April 2, 2004.
"Spectators in Scenes of Greek/Amazon Duels: Gendered Models of Behavior," paper presented to the Archaeological Institute of America annual meeting, San Francisco, California, January 4, 2004.
"Spectator Typology in Archaic Greek Art," to be presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Archaeology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 4, 2002.
"Geometric Pictorial Narrative: Innovation, Revival, Response?" presented to the Second Seminar on Pictorial Pottery: Mycenaean-Geometric, at the Swedish Institute at Athens, December 2, 2001.