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I look at objects as a means to connect with universal and global issues and present “a history of the world” at a given moment in time – or in some cases, many moments. My specialty is in the art and archaeology of the Ancient-Medieval Mediterranean, with a particular interest in cross-cultural and inter-media exchange in the late antique era. I am also keenly interested in interdisciplinary object authentication, exhibitions, outreach regarding looting and the antiquities trade and the possibilities for digital humanities applications.

I am the Specialist for Wall Paintings and Skoutlosis with the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, president of the Minnesota chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America, Adjunct Curator for the Weisman Art Museum and contract Professor at Macalester College and the University of St. Thomas.

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