Emily is an advanced PhD Candidate whose research focuses on the selection, exploitation, and reception of materials in Roman art, especially sculpture. Her dissertation, entitled “Legacies of Matter: Tradition, Innovation, and Remediation in the Materials of Roman Ideal Sculpture”, examines the relationships between materials – productive, imitative, and transformative – that construct the materiality of Roman ideal sculpture and, in particular, document the Roman reception of the media practices of earlier artistic traditions. An intensive study of contextually-specific Roman materiality, her thesis is also an investigation of the nature of the reception of media practices that engages with scholarship on New Media and a historiography of the western reception of Roman materiality that is rooted, especially, in 18th and 19th century engagements with Roman sculpture. Since 2014, Emily has been the Lararium Area Archaeological Supervisor for Columbia University's excavation and global course at Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli, Italy. She has previously excavated at the Villa San Marco in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy. She has held a Columbia University GSAS Research Excellence Dissertation Fellowship, the W. Stuart Thompson Memorial Fellowship, and a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship. She has earned an . (2012) and an . (2013) at Columbia University and holds a . in Classics and Art History (2009) from Johns Hopkins University.
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