In the wake of the white-supremacist terrorism of August 11-13, we wish to highlight and paraphrase some of the comments of Ian Baucom, Dean of Arts and Sciences:
Be assured that the Art Department remains a space where all can pursue the dialogue that counters the lies of racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, and nativism.
We are prepared to stand up for and support those who have been singled out as targets for hatred. The courage of free thought opposing cowardice and bigotry endures and persists here despite violence.



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Sean Tennant

BA, History, George Mason University, 2009
MA, History of Art and Architecture, University of Virginia, 2013
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Sean's research focuses on the interaction between the Romans and the Iron Age peoples along the Germanic frontier of the Roman Empire. Aspects of military action, colonization, and identity are central to this research. Sean has excavated at the site of Morgantina in Sicily, serving as an assistant supervisor in 2013. Prior to attending the University, Sean was an archaeologist working on Colonial period sites in northern Virginia.