Elizabeth A. Waraksa
Elizabeth A. Waraksa received her B.A., M.A. and 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 with the Johns Hopkins University, and at Poggio delle Civitelle in San Venanzo, Italy, with Florida State University. Her publications include the entry on female figurines of the pharaonic period in the UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology, and a revised version of her dissertation, Female Figurines from the Mut Precinct: Context and Ritual Function, has been published in the Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis series. Her interests include private religion in ancient Egypt, the intersection of text and image in Egyptian art, and the history of Egyptology.
ARCH 404 Egyptology
ARCH 354 Near Eastern Religions
ARCH 302 Egyptian Hieroglyphics
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