PhD Candidate, Art History (Roman Art and Architecture)
Etruscan and Roman archaeology
Roman architecture and architectural decoration
Archaeology of the Roman economy
The city of Rome
MSt, Classical Archaeology, University of Oxford
BA, Anthropology and Classical Civilizations, University of California, Berkeley
Leah is a specialist in Roman archaeology and architectural history. She has excavated in Nemea, Greece and Cosa, Italy, and spent several seasons with the Poggio Civitate Archaeological Project in Murlo, Italy. As an undergraduate, Leah worked in the Archaeological Research Facility and the Historical Research Facility at UC Berkeley, and has volunteered in collections management at the Heart Museum of Anthropology. At Oxford, Leah focused on the architecture of the Late Roman Republic and ancient wall painting. Her thesis examined the tomb paintings of La Tomba della Quadriga Infernale in Sarteano, Italy. After completing her MSt, she worked in modern and contemporary art galleries in her native San Francisco Bay Area, doing everything from designing and hanging shows, packing art, and art consultancy, until returning to UC Davis to study Greek and Latin. At UT Austin, Leah’s research centers on the architecture and archaeology of the economy in Roman Italy, cultural heritage preservation, and museology.