Ph.D. student, History of Art (Ancient Art)

Carolyn earned a B.A. magna cum laude from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada in Art History, Classics, and Religious Studies. She moved to Vancouver, where she completed an M.A. degree in Classical and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology at the University of British Columbia.

Her master’s thesis, supervised by Dr. Franco De Angelis, examined the changing representation of river gods from Greece to Sicily, and the social, political, and religious contexts in which these images were used.

Carolyn is now in her fifth year at Yale. During her time here, she has had the opportunity to intern at the Yale University Art Gallery, and to travel to Greece and take part in the Summer Session of the American School of Classical Studies, and to participate in the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. Her main interests include Greek art, particularly pottery and votive reliefs, religion, mousikē, and the complex interplay between viewer, object, and ritual.


  • The Complex Sensations of Mousikē in Archaic and Classical Greek Art

Recent Presentations

  • “Hermes the Father? Pan as Child Prodigy on Votive Reliefs to Pan and the Nymphs,” March 27–29, 2014, The University of Virginia, Tracking Hermes/Mercury.
  • “Liberating the Gods: The Permeability of the Frame on Classical Greek Votive Reliefs.” April 19–20 2013, A Symposium on the History of Art, The Frick Collection and the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University.
  • Formal Response for the Panel “Embodying the Text in the Greco-Roman World: ‘Figure Poems,’ Graffiti, Magic Squares, and Other Verbal Objects.” Double Stories — Doubles Lives: Reflecting on Textual Objects in the Pre-Print World. April 2012, Yale University.
  • “Moving Beyond the Boundaries: Framing an Encounter with the Goat God.” April 2012, Classics Graduate Colloquium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University.
  • “Sights and Sounds in the Cave: An Exploration of Pan, Music, and Epiphany.”
    March 2012, Sound and Color in Antiquity, Johns Hopkins, Graduate Conference.
  • “Within the Frame: A Critical Metaphor in Art and Literature.” January 2012, Classics Department, Work-in-progress talk, Yale University.
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