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The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
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architectural history, archaeology, islamic material culture, ancient history, garden history, Ottoman history, cultural heritage
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About Me

I am an archaeologist and architectural historian, who currently teaches at The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY). My research focuses the material culture of the Roman, Late Antique and Islamic worlds, with particular emphasis on Roman gardens and architecture, the reception of ancient material culture in the United States, and Islamic Architecture.

I am an assistant professor in the Liberal Studies Programs at the Graduate Center, CUNY, where I also serve as the Acting Executive Officer in M.A. in Liberal Studies and direct the M.A. in Liberal Studies concentration in the Archaeology of the Classical, Late Antique, and Islamic Worlds. I also serve as Deputy Director of Manar al-Athar, an open-access digital humanities resource for the study of the Middle East and currently I am the Chairperson of Smarthistory‘s Governing Board and as the Contributing Editor for Art of the Islamic World.

Recent Publications

Classical New York: Discovering Greece and Rome in Gotham, eds. E. Macaulay-Lewis and Matthew McGowan, Fordham University Press, Fall 2018, forthcoming.

Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic Palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the Late 18th and 19th Centuries, (Manar al-Athar Monograph Series 4, University of Oxford / Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research 72, 2018).

Housing The New Romans: Architectural Reception and the Classical Style in the Modern World, eds. Katharine von Stackelberg and E. Macaulay-Lewis (Oxford University Press 2017).

“The Archaeology of Gardens in Roman Villas,” in The Gardens of the Roman Empire, eds. W.F. Jashemski, K. Gleason, K. Hartswick, A-A. Malek (Cambridge University Press, 2017), 87–120.

“The Architecture of Memory and Commemoration: The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Arch Brooklyn, New York and the Reception of Classical Architecture,” Classical Receptions Journal 2016, 8 (4): 447–78.

“Triumphal Washington: New York City’s ‘Roman’ Arch,” in War as Spectacle: Ancient and Modern Perspectives on the Display of Armed Conflict, eds. Anastasia Bakogianni and Valerie Hope (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015), 209–39.

“From Jerash to New York:  Columns, Archaeology, and Politics at the 1964–65 World’s Fair,” with J. Simard. The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 74, no. 3 (September 2015), 341–62.

“A Monumental Roman Building in Southeast Damascus?” With R. Burns. Levant 47 (2015), no. 1, 93–111.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Mediterranean, Middle East, North America
Expertise by Chronology
Ancient, Medieval, 18th century, 19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Environment, Material Culture