• Allyson McDavid

    Assistant Professor of Ancient Material and Visual Culture


    Allyson received her PhD in architectural history and archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She holds an MArch and BA in architecture from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. Integrating history and theory with practice, her research interests include the architecture of antiquity and its afterlives, with specialization in the archaeology of Roman, Late Antique, and Byzantine monumental art. She focuses on renovation, conservation and sustainability of the built environment, and the role of politics, economy, and cultural ideology in architectural patronage. Allyson has taught undergraduate courses in art, architecture and urbanism in New York University’s Department of Art History.

    Current Courses:

    Ancient Art (Spring 2019)

    Histories of Architecture

    Intro to Arch Theory: Lec (Spring 2020)

    Intro to Arch Theory: Rec (Spring 2019)

    Objects as History

    Theory of the Interior (Spring 2020)