Meet Our Lecturers

Mireille Lee is Assistant Professor with the Departments of History of Art and Classical Studies at Vanderbilt University, and holds her degrees from Bryn Mawr (Ph.D.) and Occidental College.  Her research interests are Greek art and archaeology, in particular the construction of gender in ancient visual and material culture.  She has published widely on the social functions of dress in ancient Greece, including her volume Body, Dress, and Identity in Ancient Greece (2015).

David Lee is with the American Rock Art Research Association, as well as Western Rock Art Research, the Mohave Rock Art Workshop, the Nevada Rock Art Foundation, the California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program, and the Australia Rock Art Research Association.  His particular fields of expertise include rock art of the Western U.S. and Australian rock art, and the archaeology of California, Mojave Desert, and the Great Basin. 

Justin Leidwanger is Assistant Professor with the Department of Classics, Stanford University; he holds his degrees from the University Pennsylvania (Ph.D.), Texas A&M University, and Loyola University.  His research interests include the economic networks that shaped ancient maritime commerce during the Roman and Late Antique era.  Professor Leidwanger is the Director of the Stanford University/Soprintendenza del Mare Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project (Pachino, Siracusa, Sicily), and Co-Director of the Middle East Technical University/Brock University/Stanford University Burgaz Harbors Project (Burgaz, Datça, Muğla, Turkey).  He is also the Principle Investigator for a number of projects on the Yassıada shipwreck, and an Eastern Mediterranean study of basket-handle amphoras.

Professor Stephen Lekson is with the University of Colorado, and holds his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico.  He specializes in the archaeology of the U.S. Southwest, particularly Chaco Canyon and the Mimbres region.  He has worked on numerous field projects, most recently at Woodrow Ruin, Black Mountain, and Pinnacle Ruin in New Mexico, and at Chimney Rock Great House in Colorado.

Dr. Limão is Assistant History of Art Teacher at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade Nova in Lisbon, a Researcher at the History of Art Institute, and Coordinator of the academic project ENCONTRHARTE (Encontros de História da Arte da Antiguidade). She holds her degrees from the Universidade Nova, and her research interests are architecture, sculpture, painting and mosaics in Classical and Late Antiquity, particularly as are found in Portugal. Dr. Limão strongly believes in the value of investigating the history of art, and how this aids communication: it enlightens the understanding of our contemporary world.  She works on using innovative audio-visual media to provide a new view of Antiquity, and to allow greater access to scientific issues.

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