Current Students

Elizabeth Molacek

B.A. Art History, Rice University 2007
M.A. Art and Architectural History, University of Virginia, 2010
PhD student

Elizabeth completed her master's thesis, entitled "The Painted Gaze: Understanding Viewing in Pompeian Domestic Space" in May 2010, which explored several paintings of women and mirrors in Pompeian houses. She presented her research at the 2010 SECAC conference in Richmond, VA. In addition to her work on Roman wall painting and the Roman gaze, Elizabeth is interested in mirrors, ancient jewelry and gems. In 2009, Elizabeth excavated at Pompeii with the Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia (PARP:PS) and participated in the American Academy in Rome's Summer Program in Archaeology during the same year. She has also interned at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts where she worked in the Department of Modern Contemporary Art. She has been a TA for several introductory art and architectural history courses.

University of VirginiaSchool of Architecture