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B.A., Art History, Boston University, 2001
Ph.D., Ancient art, History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University, 2008
Hallie Franks's teaching and research interests are in the art and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean and western Asia. At Gallatin, her teaching interests focus on ancient visual culture, and particularly on the intersections of images with constructions of power, gender, and cultural memory. Franks has received various fellowships, including a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World in 2012-2013 and a 2015 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece. She is the author of Hunters, Heroes, Kings (American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2012) and The World Underfoot: Mosaics and Movement in the Greek Symposium (Oxford University Press, 2018). Her current research focuses on the influence of Greco-Roman sculpture in the construction of body aesthetics during the rise of physical (fitness) culture in the late 19th century U.S. Photo Credit: Nisa Danitz
Hallie Franks'sThe World Underfoot: Mosaics and Movement in the Greek Symposium has been released by Oxford University Press.
Hallie Franks's Hunters, Heroes, Kings: The Frieze Tomb II at Vergina was published by American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
material cultures (art and archaeology) of ancient Greece Rome and the Near East; cultural definition through art; and cultural exchange and interaction
Professor Hallie Franks's book The World Underfoot: Mosaics and Metaphor in the Greek Symposium was published by Oxford University Press in 2018.
Professor Franks was awarded a 2015 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece which supported research for her book project, The Space of the Symposium: Mosaics and Movement in the Greek Andron.