Elizabeth A. Waraksa
Elizabeth A. Waraksa received her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the Johns Hopkins University. She has excavated at the Precinct of the Goddess Mut at Karnak in Luxor, Egypt and Poggio delle Civitelle in San Venanzo, Italy and she is currently a staff member of UCLA's Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project. Her publications include the monograph, Female Figurines from the Mut Precinct: Context and Ritual Function (Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 240; Fribourg: Academic Press; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009) and the entry on female figurines of the pharaonic period in the UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology.
Amanda E. Herring
Amanda Herring received her Ph.D. from UCLA in 2010, her MA from UCLA in 2005, and her BA from Dartmouth College in 2002. Her research focuses on the material culture of ancient Greece, especially the architecture and sculpture of the Hellenistic period. She is particularly interested in the spread of Hellenism in Asia Minor and the hybrid artistic products that resulted from this contact. Her dissertation, “Structure, Sculpture, and Scholarship: Understanding the Sanctuary of Hekate at Lagina,” created a cultural biography for Lagina, a site whose art displayed a fusion of Greek and Karian elements. She has presented her work widely in a number of scholarly venues, including at the meetings of the College Art Association and the Archaeological Institute of America.
CLCV 304 Art & Arch Ancient Greece