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Johns Hopkins
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ancient Mediterranean, Greek, Roman, color theory, feminism, aesthetics, history of medicine
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About Me

Jennifer Stager specializes in the art and architecture of the ancient Mediterranean and its afterlives. Her areas of focus include theories of color and materiality, feminisms, multilingualism and cultural exchange, ancient Greek and Roman medicine, and classical receptions.

Stager’s first book, Seeing Ancient Mediterranean Color (under contract, CUP), recovers period ideas of color as a phenomenon in ancient Mediterranean art. Her next book project, Deliverance from Pain: Feminisms and Hippocratic Medicine, analyzes how a range of media worked in conjunction with texts to produce a story of western medicine that proposed new practices and built on the established visual cues of the religious cult of the healing gods Asklepios and Hygeia.

The Archaeology of Disability”, a research station curated with David Gissen and Mantha Zarmakoupi, reconstructs elements of the Acropolis through the lens of disability and impairment and in languages and forms developed by and for disabled people. It will open at the Venice Biennale Architettura 2021.

Recent Publications

The Materiality of Color in Ancient Mediterranean Art

The Unbearable Whiteness of Whiteness

“Torn Bodies for Pleasure: Classicism and Monstrosity in Picasso’s illustrations of Ovid’s Metamorphoses”.

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Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
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Art & Architectural History, Gender, Medicine, Museums, Sexuality, Women