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Hallie Franks

Associate Professor
hmf2@nyu.edu
(212) 998-7333
1 Wash Pl, Room 603

Office Hours
Tuesday 11:30-12:30, 2-5

B.A. Art History, Boston University, 2001
Ph.D. 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.

Books

2018

Hallie Franks's The World Underfoot

Hallie Franks'sThe World Underfoot: Mosaics and Movement in the Greek Symposium has been released by Oxford University Press.

2013

Hallie Franks's "Hunters, Heroes, Kings: The Frieze Tomb II at Vergina"

Hallie Franks's Hunters, Heroes, Kings: The Frieze Tomb II at Vergina was published by American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Teaching and Research Interests

material cultures (art and archaeology) of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East; cultural definition through art; and cultural exchange and interaction

Recent News

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.

Professor Franks convened the Gallatin Global Faculty Symposium “The Material Archive,” in Florence, Italy March 19-21, 2015, at NYU Florence.

Hallie Franks