Research interests:

  • late antique, early medieval and Byzantine aesthetics; late antique portraiture; early Christian icons; the reception of the classical past in late antiquity and the Byzantine middle ages; late antique and early medieval urbanism
Past Affiliations

Adjunct Professor, Venice Study Group
1994 - 1996

Associate Professor, James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, Wayne State University (past)

Religious Studies Program, Department of Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Wayne State University (past)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Art History, Florida State University (past)

Visiting Assistant Professor, History of Art

Director, Department of Art History, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington

Affiliate Faculty, Russian and East European Institute, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University Bloomington

European Studies, Classics, Arts, Russian
PhD, Bryn Mawr College, History of Art, 1985
MA, University of Chicago, History of Art, 1980
BA, Smith College, Art History, 1976
italy fine arts architecture byzantine history history and appreciation of art religious studies archaeology
French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin

Fellowship (Art history), National Endowment for the Humanities, 2001

American Institute of Archaeology
Byzantine Studies Association of North America
College Art Association
International Center of Medieval Art
Medieval Academy of America
U.S. National Committee for Byzantine Studies