National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Rebecca R. Benefiel

Affiliation: Washington & Lee University

Rebecca Benefiel is Associate Professor with the Department of Classics at Washington & Lee University, and is also affiliate faculty with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program there.  She holds her degrees from Harvard University (Ph.D.) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and conducted additional graduate study in epigraphy at L’Università di Roma, “La Sapienza”.  Her fields of research include Roman social and cultural history, Pompeii (particularly graffiti), Latin epigraphy, Roman archaeology, Latin literature.  Professor Benefiel is a past AIA Olivia James Traveling Fellowship recipient, and In 2011 she was honored with the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).


See Rebecca R. Benefiel's work in the American Journal of Archaeology.

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