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Jessica Plant

Ph.D. Student in History of Art

Overview

Jessica studies the art and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean with a focus on late antiquity. Her research interests include the archaeology of religion and domestic space, relational approaches to material culture, and ancient constructions of and engagement with images. She has excavated in Italy and Turkey. Jessica earned her BA, summa cum laude, in Classics and Art History from the University of Minnesota in 2015 and her MA in Archaeology from Cornell in 2016. She joined Cornell’s History of Art program in 2016.

Departments/Programs

  • Archaeology Program
  • History of Art and Visual Studies

Research

  • Late Antique art and archaeology
  • collapse of Western Roman Empire
  • ritual, religion, and material culture in the late Roman and Byzantine empires