Professor of Art History, Israel Evans Professor in Oratory and Belles Lettres
Ada's research has focused on the era of Alexander the Great and the impact of Alexander's imagery. She has also worked on topics in Near Eastern and prehistoric art; sexuality and the construction of pictorial identity; travel and landscape; as well as the depiction of childhood and the family in ancient art. Her current book project is titled The Judgment of Female Beauty in Ancient Greek Art.
- B.A. Brandeis University
- M.A. Harvard University
- Ph.D. Harvard University
"Turning Heads: Alexander and the Animals," Illinois Classical Studies 43:1 (2018): 88-136
"The Artist as Art Historian: Some Modern Works on Alexander," in K.R. Moore, ed., Brill's Companion to the Reception of Alexander the Great (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2018), 754-74
"What Is Art History?" in Daniel Rockmore, ed., What Are the Arts and Sciences? [A Guide for the Curious] (Hanover: University Press of New England, 2017), 27-45
Inside an Ancient Assyrian Palace: Looking at Austen Henry Layard's Reconstruction (University Press of New England and Hood Museum of Art, 2017) with Steven Kangas
Works In ProgressThe Judgment of Female Beauty in Ancient Greek Art (book manuscript).
- Art History 1: Bodies and Buildings: Introduction to the History of Art in the Ancient World and the Middle Ages
- Art History 7: First-Year Seminar: Pompeii in Antiquity and in the Modern Imagination
- Art History 10.01 : The Art of Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East
- Art History 11.01 : Art in Ancient Greece: Temples, Gods, Heroes