Meet Our Lecturers

Dr. Daniele Maras holds his degrees from "La Sapienza" University of Rome, and specializes in Classical archaeology, Etruscology, Classical religion and mythology, Latin and Pre-Roman epigraphy, and ancient art history.  He has received various awards for his work, including being named a Corresponding Member of the Pontificia Accademia Romana di Archeologia and Member of the Società Italiana di Storia delle Religioni.  He has numerous works in preparation, and most recent publications include "Numbers & Reckoning: A Whole Civilization founded upon Divisions" in The Etruscan World (J. MacIntosh Turfa ed., 2013).  Dr. Maras is an AIA Kress Lecturer for 2015/2016.

Patricia McAnany is the Kenan Eminent Professor with the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  She holds her degrees from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (Ph.D.) and the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and her areas of specialization are Maya archaeology, crisis and resilience in Pre-Columbian civilizations, cultural heritage, and community-based participatory research.  Professor McAnany founded the Maya Area Cultural Heritage Initiative and co-founded InHerit: Indigenous Heritage Passed to Present: she is the Principal Investigator of InHerit, the Executive Director of The Alliance for Heritage Conservation, and is the co-Principal Investigator (with Prof. Ivan Batun-Alpuche) of Proyecto Arqueológico Colaborativo del Oriente de Yucatán (PACOY).

Virginia E. Miller is Emerita with the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She holds her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Texas, Austin, and her research covers a range of topics in Maya art, with recent work focusing on northern Yucatán during the Terminal Classic period (ca. A.D. 800-1000), particularly at the important regional capital of Chichén Itzá.  Professor Miller has also been exploring 20th-century Maya revival architecture and monuments, particularly those built in post-revolutionary Mérida, Mexico.  Her publications include The Frieze of the Palace of the Stuccoes, Acanceh, Yucatan, Mexico (1991), a pioneering edited volume, The Role of Gender in Precolumbian Art and Architecture (1988), and numerous articles on Pre-Columbian art and architecture.

John Muccigrosso is Professor with the Department of Classics at Drew University.  He holds his degrees from the University of Michigan (Ph.D.), the University of MInnesota, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Amherst College.  His research interests are Roman history, Italian archaeology, Latin paedagogy, computing, and classics.  Since 2008 Professor Muccigrosso has been Director of the Vicus Martis Tudertium Field School, an archaeological excavation on the great ancient Roman road of the Via Flaminia in Umbria.

Dr. Mulrooney is with the Anthropology Department of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu, and holds her degrees from the University of Auckland (Ph.D.), and the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Her areas of specialization include Pacific archaeology, Geographic Information Systems, chronometric dating techniques, geochemical sourcing of lithic artifacts, and museum studies.  She is currently conducting fieldwork on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), the Hawaiian Islands, and Papua New Guinea.

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