Affiliation: College of William and Mary
John Oakley is Chancellor Professor and Forrest D. Murden Jr. Professor in the Department of Classical Studies, College of William and Mary in Virginia. He received his degrees from Rutgers University, and his interests are in Greek art and archaeology, Greek vase-painting, and Roman sarcophagi. He has conducted fieldwork at Wroxeter and Kelvedon in England, the Via Gabina in Rome, and Corinth and Khania (Crete) in Greece. Professor Oakley was the Mellon Professor at the American School (2005-2008), an NEH Fellow, an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Wuerzburg, a Mellon Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and is a Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute. Among his books are monographs on the Phiale Painter, Achilles Painter, Athenian White Lekythoi, and Attic Roman mythological sarcophagi, and current publications include The Greek Vase — the Art of the Storyteller (British Museum Press 2013), and Athenian Potters and Painters, volumes I — III (co-editor for volumes I and II, Oxford University Press 1997, 2009, and 2014). Professor Oakley was an AIA Joukowsky Lecturer in 2009/2010.
See John Oakley's work in the American Journal of Archaeology.