Aliza “Kathryn” Minogue-Nachison received her BA in Art History from Columbia University (GS) in 2012, where she graduated Salutatorian of her class. Her Thesis paper, “The Temple of Hephaistos in Athens: An Architectural and Visual Exercise in Identity Construction,” won the Senior Thesis Prize in the Department of Art History and Archaeology. Her work focuses on art and architecture within the social, religious, and political landscapes of the Classical world, especially in Archaic to Hellenistic Greece. Most recently, Kathryn has written about the Athena Parthenos and conceptual and physical features of “cult” statues; rituals, especially involving hair, in art and literature; the (over-emphasized) relationship of art and democracy in Classical Athens; and her MA thesis looks at with non-mythological representations in architectural sculpture. Kathryn is also interested in legacies and interpretations of Classical art, from antiquity to the present, and has written on Roman interpretations of Greek sculpture and architecture, as well as Renaissance and Neoclassical architecture. Archaeology and primary texts play critical roles in Kathryn’s work. She learned Greek at CUNY’s language institute and Latin at Columbia. She has excavated in Cyprus, Pylos, and in the Athenian Agora where she will excavate again this summer. Kathryn is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Email Kathryn Minogue.
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