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.



A Companion to Greek Art, ed. with D. Plantzos. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2012.

Komast Dancers in Archaic Greek Art. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Collectanea Antiqua: Essays in Memory of Sonia Chadwick Hawkes, ed. with M. Henig. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports [BAR], 2007.

The Art of Greek Religion. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press (under contract).

Greek Vases: Art, Society, and Meaning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (under contract).

Recent articles and essays

"Athenian Black-Figure Pottery from Berezan: Preliminary Findings," Proceedings of the Second International Congress on Black Sea Antiquities, ed. G.R. Tsetskhladze et al. (Oxford: BAR, 2013), pp. 347-54.

"Making, Using, Engendering Ancient Greek Vases," The Gender of Technology and the Technology of Gender, ed. M. Rentetzi (Athens: Ekdosis Ekkremes, 2012, in Greek), pp. 253-79.

"Greek Vases: From Artistic Personalities to Archaeological Contexts," American Journal of Archaeology 116 (2012), pp. 549-54.

"Highland Gods: Votive Reliefs from the Pisidian Survey," Anatolian Studies 61 (2011), pp. 133-50.

"From Antioch to Oklahoma: The Cilicia Mosaic Rediscovered," Mosaic 28 (2011), pp. 9-16.

"Reception or Deception? Approaching Dance through Greek Vase-Painting," The Ancient Dancer in the Modern World, ed. F. MacIntosh (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 77-98.

"East Greek Vases in the Collection of the British School at Athens," The Annual of the British School at Athens 104 (2009), pp. 341-60.

Recent invited lectures

Tracking Hermes/Mercury, Session Chair University of Virginia, Department of Classics, 29 March 2014

"In Search of Sacrifice", Keynote Speaker University of Missouri, Department of Art and Archaeology, 'It's a Small World After All' conference, 7 March 2014

"Linked Open Pottery" with E. Gruber. Session on 'Ontologies and standards for improving interoperability of archaeological data: from models towards practical experiences in various contexts', Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), annual meeting, Paris, 24 April 2014.

"Seeing is Believing: Greek Vases and Greek Religion" Roundtable: Teaching and Learning about Ancient Religion, University of Roehampton, London, November 2013.

"Rock-Art and Religion in Southwest Anatolia" San Diego State University, Department of Classics and Humanities and AIA San Diego, National Archaeology Day Lecture, 19 October 2012

"Art, Religion and Ritual: From Sacrifice to Costly Signalling" Pomona College, Classics Department, 18 October 2012

"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? Red-Figure Komasts and the Performance Culture of Athens" Athenian Potters and Painters III Conference, Williamsburg, VA, 2 September 2012

"Votive Religion: From the Lycian Highlands to the Elmali Plain" Hacımusalar Höyük tea-talk, Elmali,Turkey, 30 June 2012

"Greeks, Ionians and Scythians: Athenian Pottery from Berezan" Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, 12 June 2012

"Myth, Cult and Performance: Sir John Soane's Cawdor Vase" Trendall Lecture, Institute of Classical Studies, London, 15 May 2012

Selected contributed papers

"Teaching Death on Site" Panel co-organizer: Between Hypnos and Thanatos: Teaching Greek Death. CAMWS annual meeting. Iowa City, IA, 18 April 2013

'Orchesis Kallinikos:' Lillian B. Lawler and the Legacy of Greek Dance" Women as Classical Scholars conference, King's College, London, U.K., 17 March 2013

"Art and Religion: Visual and Material" Annual Fellows Research Symposium, Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C., 28 April 2012

"Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Re-thinking the Cilicia Mosaic from Antioch" AIA annual meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 January 2011

"Ex Cathedra: Divine Images and Ritual Messages on Ancient Greek Vases" Encountering the Divine: Between Gods and Men in the Ancient World Conference, University of Reading, U.K., 5 September 2011

"Oxford and Archaeology: a Field School Alternative," Panel organizer with E. Baughan: Digging into Classics: Field Schools & Beyond. CAMWS southern section, Richmond, VA, 29 October 2010.

"Objects and Images: Sir John Beazley's Potters and Painters," European Association of Archaeologists annual meeting, the Hague, 3 September 2010.