Engendering Power

Dynastic Women and Visual Culture in the Hellenistic World (4th-1st c BCE)

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My project explores how representations of female bodies in late Classical and Hellenistic dynastic and royal art expressed intersections of political power, cultural identity, and conceptions of gender. Although scholarship on dynastic art focuses primarily on male bodies, my project offers fresh perspectives on gendered politics and differences through a more capacious analysis of the female body in Greek art.

I have presented parts of this project at the Kolb Society, the Archaeological Institute of America, and Hollins University. Moreover, I will share my findings at the next annual meeting of the College Art Association (2018) in Los Angeles.