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.

Current students

Janet Dunkelbarger

BA, Mount Holyoke College
M.Phil, University of Oxford
PhD student
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Janet Dunkelbarger is a doctoral student in the Program for Mediterranean Art and Archaeology. Janet's research focuses on ancient Roman dining practices, looking specifically to dining in the garden and how the archaeological evidence from this specific context contributes to and expands our current understanding of Roman conviviality and foodways. Janet is also interested in Roman urbanism, infrastructure, and economy, in particular how waste management infrastructures developed over time to support the operation of industry in Roman cities.

Her work has brought her to Cyprus, Italy, and Tunisia, where she has participated in field survey, architectural survey, excavation, and reconstruction as part of cultural heritage. The projects with which she has been affiliated include: the San Felice Field School (2009), Kissonerga-Mosphilia Roundhouse Project (2010), Doors of Pompeii and Herculaneum Project (2010), Prastio-Mesorotos Archaeological Expedition (2011), Pompeii Quadriporticus Project (2010-2013), Basentello Valley Archaeological Research Project (2013), Tunisian-British Utica Project (2013), and the Via Consolare Project (2016).