Seeing Color in Classical Art: Theories, Practices, Receptions, from Antiquity to the Present (in production, CUP) brings together material culture across different media and a range of texts across genres to recover period ideas about color in the sixth through fourth centuries BCE. Centering a phenomenon—color—rather than a corpus, my argument locates the materiality of color in the practices of ancient Mediterranean artists and brings to the fore an associated period vocabulary of material color (khrōma).

Public Feminism in Times of Crisis: From Sappho’s Fragments to Viral Hashtags (in production, Lexington Books), co-authored with Leila Easa, is a book of essays in classical receptions and feminist criticism developed in connection to ongoing political and epidemiological crises and the significant feminist response to this moment. This book examines the public practice of feminism in the age of social media and analyzes the deep histories threaded through this new(er) enactment. An essay from that collecition, “Overwriting the Monument Tradition: lists, loss, and scale” appears in RES: Antropology and Aesthetics 75/76 (Fall 2021).


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"Following the performance [of extreme lyric i], artistic director Hope Mohr, writer and co-author of extreme lyric i, Maxe Crandall, and poet Dora Malech came together for a conversation on stage: “Space as Form: Sappho Now.” It is a pleasure to offer excerpts of this conversation via this space, through which we might continue nurturing our collective and collaborative Lyric I."

Thank you to Open Space for holding space for this conversation:

Space as Form: Sappho Now


Photo Credit: HMD by Robbie Sweeny, video design by Ian Winters


"Devoted to the shifting valences of the color blue, Çavuşoğlu’s fresco maps transnational connections, situates ancient forms in contemporary discourse, and mines histories of pigments and materials to build up The Place of Stone from multiple loci."

I reviewed Aslı Çavuşoğlu, The Place of Stone for ASAP journal. The show closed on 1/13/19 at the New Museum in New York.





"The Materiality of Color in Ancient Mediterranean Art" appears in Essays in Global Color History: Interpreting the Ancient Spectrum ed. R. Goldman (Gorgias Press, 2016).

and "The Unbearable Whiteness of Whiteness" is up on Art Practical



Photo: Installation view of Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World at the Legion of Honor. Courtesy of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.




My review of work by Jeremiah Barber, Alison Pebworth, and Robb Godshaw for Recology AIR draws together ideas about color and vision in a contempoary context.

My essay "Torn Bodies for Pleasure: Classicism and Monstrosity in Picasso's illustrations of Ovid's Metamorphoses" in Picasso & Rivera: Conversations Across Time, is available here. A Spanish edition of the complete catalogue and of my essay "Cuerpos destrozados por placer: clasicismo y monstruosidad en las ilustraciones de Picasso para las Metamorfosis de Ovidio", is now available.



In the context of earlier work on intercultural exchange, I wrote about a Graeco-Phoenician bilingual grave stele.