Authors

Adrienne HowellBA History and Political TheoryAdrienne currently works as a photographer and visual artist in the Midwest. She earned degrees from Iowa State University with a BA in Integrated studio arts, focusing on drawing & painting, and a BS in Apparel Design with an emphasis on textiles.

Alex KiddierI am a recent Masters graduate in Medieval Studies from the University of York. My interests lie in a wide range of areas including film, literature, art, and music with a particular interest in delving deeper into the intersections of these different fields. I also have a keen interest in ceramic art in both a practical and research sense.

Alexander StandjofskiBA in History & Political Theory w/ pre and post-Christian IdeologyAlexander holds a BA in history and political theory from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He has studied the historical narrative of the western world as well as pre and post-Christian political thought and ideology spanning from 500 BCE to 1800 CE.

Alexander WestraAlexander Westra is a doctoral researcher who studies archaeology at Henan Unviersity, China. He holds an MA in the History of Art & Archaeology of East Asia from the School of Oriental & African Studies, London. He has studied ethnology, mythology, art, and archaeology for many years. His interest in the Yellow River cultures took him right into the heartland of China where he has been living in central China for several years.

Alexandra DoyleAlexandra is a writer in Cincinnati, where she is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in clarinet performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She is a native Houstonian, and she earned bachelor’s degrees in both clarinet performance and journalism from the University of Houston.

Alexandra KargHey! I am Alexandra Karg. I am researching, writing and lecturing on topics in the field of art and culture. In my hometown of Berlin I completed my studies in literature and art history. Since then I have been working as a journalist and writer. Besides writing, it is my passion to read, travel and visit museums and galleries. On TheCollector.com you will find articles by me about art and culture, especially about topics referring to the 20th century and the present.

Alexandria FryeAlex is a writer and podcast host who explores absurdities- and other truths- at the intersections of science, history, and law. She holds an MA in anthropology from Texas State University with a focus in Biological anthropology. In her spare time, Alex studies the stoics and their influence on leadership in media.

Alexis CulottaAlexis holds a PhD in Art History from University of Washington. She is an experienced lecturer, skilled in Art Research and Art History.

Alice BennettMSt Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, BA Ancient HistoryAlice has a BA in Ancient History and an MSt in Late Antique and Byzantine studies from the University of Oxford. She is a contributing writer and editor and is particularly passionate about the promotion and protection of historical and archaeological knowledge. In her spare time, she can be found wandering the woods or lurking around ancient monuments, taking photographs.

Amanda LewisAmanda is a contributing writer with a passion for history, politics, and education. I hold a BA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in History. Topics I am most passionate about include immigration, radical social movements, civil rights, religious studies, and the LGBTQIA community. In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking, and rock climbing.

Ana Bambić KostovAna Bambić Kostov is an Art Historian and Writer based in Belgrade. After her studies of Art History at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, she established an interest in art and artistic practices. She wrote numerous articles and catalogs published in both English and Serbian. She operated as the Chief Editor of the Widewalls Online Magazine, focusing on the international urban, contemporary art scene and the art market.

Ana-Teodora KurkinaAna is a social historian who holds a PhD in history from LMU Munich and UR Regensburg. She earned her second MA from Central European University, Budapest and her first MA from MSU, Moscow. When she is not writing about art and propaganda, she plays strategic boardgames. Her professional interests revolve around Eastern Europe.

Andria PresselMLitt in Strategic Studies w/ Military History ConcentrationAndria has an MLitt in Strategic Studies from the University of St. Andrews. Her research specializes in military history, but she loves anything related to the past, especially ancient, medieval, and religious history. She is also enthusiastic about philosophy, psychology, and international relations. When not writing, she may be found backpacking or wandering through the local bookstore.

Anna SextonBA International Relations; MA Cand. & BA Art HistoryAnna holds a BA from the University of Washington in Art History and International Relations and is currently based in Besançon, France. She has worked in several museums and art galleries in the Seattle area as well as abroad. Her primary fields of interest include repatriation and restitution of stolen and looted art, the function of museums in society, and how nations use art as a means of intercultural diplomacy. When she is not writing, Anna enjoys dancing ballet, learning languages, doing crosswords, and drinking tea.

Antonis ChaliakopoulosMSc Museum Studies, BA History & ArchaeologyAntonis is an archaeologist with a passion for museums and heritage and a keen interest in aesthetics and the reception of classical art. He holds an MSc in Museum Studies from the University of Glasgow and a BA in History and Archaeology from the University of Athens (NKUA). Antonis is a senior staff member at TheCollector, managing the Archaeology and Ancient History department. In his spare time, he publishes articles on his specialty.

Ariadne ArgyrosAriadne is a contributing writer who graduated with her MA degree in Egyptology from the University of Chicago in 2020, and holds BAs in Anthropology and Classics from the University of Vermont. She is passionate about ancient Egypt, especially topics of funerary rituals and culture, magic, animals, gender, and modern reception, archaeology, museum work, and public outreach. In her spare time, Ariadne travels the world by participating in both terrestrial and underwater excavations, and volunteers for museum education and outreach programs for children. She also enjoys soccer, watching TV, and spending time with her bearded dragon, Gaius.

Ashley CeballosAshley is a University of Central Florida student, majoring in English Literature with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. She has taken part in a volunteer project in England, assisting a homeless charity in the city of London. She is an avid reader, with her favorite genre being historical nonfiction. She also enjoys researching and writing about history.

Austin BryanAustin Bryan is a contributing writer at TheCollector, with a primary interest in U.S. history. He is currently completing a B.A. in History at Chapman University. Austin lives in Colorado and enjoys it very much.

Ben TaylorBen is a contributing writer from Nottingham, Great Britain. Having had a lifelong passion for history, he first studied BA history at Nottingham Trent University and is now undertaking an MA in war and strategy at the University of Leeds. His central research interest is military history, particularly focusing on the Napoleonic Wars and the experiences of soldiers.

Bethany WilliamsBethany is a Masters student, currently studying the adaptation of Greek myth in modern literature. She is a graduate of Classics and English (BA), during which she studied Ancient Greek language, classical reception within its own time and throughout history, as well as Greek and Roman history. Apart from her studies, she has an appreciation for art, philosophy, and travel. She may be based in England, but her heart is in Greece.

Cara WolahanI am a contributing writer with a passion for art, history, and their ever-rewarding intersection. I hold an MA in the History of Art & Architecture from Boston University and a BA in Art History from Boston College. In my free time, I enjoy writing historical fiction stories about fascinating figures and objects. When I am not careening down research wormholes, I moonlight as a yoga teacher in Boston, MA, where I live with my fiancé and dog.

Carmen VargasCarmen Vargas works as a writer and editor in her spare time. She is originally from Spain, but currently lives in Switzerland, where she teaches art, history and literature, and enjoys every opportunity to attend a new exhibition.

Carol WaldenCarol Walden has been producing art for most of her life. After completing a Bachelor of Media & Communications, Writing & Publishing she has dived into writing in the field of arts. Her father’s family were a French travelling circus troupe; multi-disciplined artists living in horse-drawn wagons and on ships in the Asia-Pacific Region. This ancestral journey has greatly influenced her life’s work and her passions for art, writing and physical performance.

Carolina SanmiguelBased in Barcelona, Carolina is an American contributing writer who focuses on current trends in global art. She explores the influence of Classical Antiquity on the contemporary art scene while looking at the impact of historic aesthetic models on visual culture. She holds a B.A. in Art Education from The University of Texas and an M.A. in Art History and Theory from The University of Barcelona. Carolina has international experience in art education, curriculum design, and varied museum roles in places like the MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona).

Casey ScottCasey teaches philosophy at Deakin University, Australia. His postgraduate research examines the metaphysics of biological concepts about functions and organisms within the philosophy of biology. He is also a qualified English teacher with a degree in professional and creative writing.

Charlie HannI hold a Master of Arts in Classics with honors in Italian literature. I have been interested in Greek mythology and Ancient History from a young age. Apart from Classics and writing, I also enjoy reading, swimming and cooking.

Charlotte DavisCharlotte is a contributing writer from Portland, Oregon now based in London, England. I’m an art historian with extensive knowledge in art history, classics, ancient art and archaeology.

Christina EliaChristina Elia is a contributing writer whose work focuses on the intersection between visual culture and language. She was born and raised in New York City, where she currently writes about topics ranging from creative nonfiction to street art, culture, and travel. Christina’s work has been published in online publications such as The Odyssey, Select City, CURA, and has appeared in print in The Tishman Review and UP.

Colin J CampbellMLitt in Ancient History, BA Ancient History & CivilizationColin J Campbell is a contributing writer and researcher, living in Melbourne, Australia. He currently writes across a wide range of creative non-fiction topics. He has strong interest in writing, visuals and sounds. Originally from Scotland, Colin studied Ancient History and Civilizations before completing an MLitt (distinction) in Roman history from the University of Newcastle. Focusing on ‘Slave, Bandit and Pirate Disorders’ within Roman Italy, he developed interests in the personal security habits of Romans. Colin also has expert knowledge in a wide range of topics that include military, politics, architecture, society and social issues.

Daniel GritherDaniel is a contributing writer based in North Carolina. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Western Carolina University and is particularly interested in 20th century geopolitical, environmental, and military history. Along with writing, he enjoys mountain biking, music, and hiking.

Danielle MackayDanielle is currently completing her MA in Classical Studies at Rhodes University in South Africa. She earned her BA degree in Classical Studies and Linguistics and completed her studies of the Ancient Greek language as well as Latin. Her research focuses on Ancient Greek Religion and Mythology, specifically found in Late Antiquity Egypt, with a focus on the god Dionysus.

Daphne BikaPhD Philosophy, Classics & Ancient History, MSc Museum StudiesDaphne is an art historian, museologist, and conservator of antiquities and works of art. She received her PhD (Hons) in Classical Archaeology from the National University of Athens and her MSc in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester, UK. She holds a BA in Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art from the University of West Attica and a BA (Hons) in Art Theory and History from the Athens School of Fine Arts. She has been working as a researcher and conservator of antiquities at the Greek Ministry of Culture for the past 21 years. Her special interests are ancient art, archaeology, theory and history of art and architecture, philosophy of art.

Dea CvetkovićBA and MA in Art HistoryDea has a Bachelor and a Master’s degree in history of Art from the University of Belgrade. Her main fields of interest include modern and contemporary art, American art, gender studies, photography, and film. She loves taking pictures, watching movies, traveling, and wandering around museums.

Despoina TsoliDespoina is a curator who graduated with a degree in Literary and Cultural Analysis from the University of Amsterdam. Anything regarding art, archeology, and mythology will spark her interest although she is known to also heavily enjoy an exhilarating book and good board game.

Dominik StachowiakDominik is an archaeologist. He holds a BA and a MA in archaeology from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland, with a specialty in Mediterranean archaeology and cultural heritage. For two years he pursued his interest in the Late Roman and Byzantine periods as an Erasmus student at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His focus is on material culture and architecture, but also on the transition between antiquity and the middle ages in the Roman East. Currently, he studies Modern Greek Philology in Poland.

Edd HodsdonEdd holds a BA in Professional Writing, he has worked at the Dover museum as well as the Canterbury Archaeological Trust. He is most fascinated by the Achaemenid Persian Empire and has been interested in the Ancient world his entire life. His hobbies include walking, philosophy, history, photography, and writing fiction.

Elizabeth BurtonElizabeth is a practicing paintings and preventive conservator from Los Angeles. She studied Art History at UCLA as an undergraduate and received her MA in Preventive Conservation from Northumbria University. Elizabeth has worked with many museums in California and currently teaches for the Northern States Conservation Center, through which she offers online courses for heritage preservation professionals.

Elliott McDonaldElliott is an archaeologist from the UK. He holds a degree in archaeology from Newcastle University. His research interests include Early Medieval Europe, pre-Christian religion, ancient warfare, stone sculpture, and local studies. He enjoys visiting Europe’s sights, camera in hand, as well as in indulging in motorsport, following a variety of series in person wherever possible.

Emily SnowMA History of Art, BA Art History & Curatorial StudiesEmily Snow is a contributing writer and art historian based in Salt Lake City. She earned an MA in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art and loves knitting, her calico cat, and everything Victorian.

Faith LeeFaith is a graduate of Rutgers University, completing a Bachelor’s with dual-majors in French Literature and Medieval Studies and an M.Ed in language education. Seeing language as the key interface through which we understand and make sense of human life, her interests focus on historical and contemporary language attitudes. She is currently based in Singapore, where she enjoys crossing paths with stray cats.

Frances DilworthFrances graduated from Rutgers University with a major in art history and a minor in English. Among their many interests, medieval art history comes to the front. They are currently researching the symbolic, cultural, and practical meanings of the medieval garden in their thesis, Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement and Their Medieval Roots; which explores the many ways in which medieval art and culture were adopted by the artists of the 19th century. As a non-binary scholar, they are also passionate about researching and writing about underrepresented groups throughout history, such as the LGBTQIA+ community. One day, Frances hopes to publish a book that examines a more inclusive and cross-cultural perspective of medieval art.

Francesca RamsayFrancesca is an arts writer based in Wales. She trained at the Warburg Institute in London. This multi-disciplinary education in Renaissance art and culture has left her with excellent academic research and writing skills (as well as some pretty niche knowledge). She’s since gone on to work in the auction and commercial sector, as well as in museums and in public sector ventures.

Fraser HibbittI received my BA in English literature. I enjoy reading and writing on literature, philosophy, cultural studies and art. I am a self-taught guitarist with an interest in music theory and composition. I have travelled widely having grown up in both the UK and Norway. Currently, I am based in Brighton, UK, where I finished my degree.

Gabrielle ProbertI received a BA in French Literature from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Art history has always been a passion of mine and I spent much of my time between my French studies taking every course I could. I’ve studied European, African, Asian, Mesoamerican, American, Ancient, and Contemporary art. I love to travel, meet new people, try new food and spend time with my family.

Gelly GryntakiI am an art curator, writer and researcher, mother and feminist, reader and translator. I am interested in queer theory and gender performativity, posthumanism, science and science fiction, and artistic activism. I regard contemporary art as a multi-dimensional space where all those fields can intersect and interact. I hold a BA in Physics, an MA in Art Conservation, and a PhD in Science and Contemporary Art. I have collaborated with several institutions, media, and artists and I am a permanent contributor to the Greek issue of The Art Newspaper. Museums and bookshops are my favorite places.

Giorgos PanagiotopoulosGiorgos is a lawyer specializing in corporate law in Greece. He has an LLB and an BA in political science from the University of Athens (NKUA). In his spare time, he enjoys studying various aspects of ancient and medieval history and trail running.

Guillaume DeprezGuillaume Deprez is a contributing writer and art historian, graduate of the Louvre School. Wondering why statues and monuments were destroyed and how many ancient artworks survive, he searched for a book answering that question. As the saying goes, when you want to read a book that has not been written, then you must write it. The result is Lost Treasures, the destruction of works of cultural heritage by intolerance and greed. An accessible and engaging book, a journey of discovery throughout the rise and fall of civilizations.

Hannah McCallHannah graduated college with twin B.A.s in English and Criminal Justice & Legal Studies and intentionally made time throughout her education to pursue her lifelong love of history by serving on staff for her university’s history club. Hannah particularly loves studying mythologies and legends from a variety of cultures but enjoys Greek, Norse, Egyptian, and Hindu mythologies most of all.

Hazel Anna RogersHazel is in her third year of English Literature at the University of Brighton. She studied one year of French and Japanese at the University of Leeds, and since worked abroad in Paris and Greece. She became Shropshire Young Poet Laureate in 2015 after which her poetry was published. She enjoys writing both creatively and academically, and has particular interests in non-English literature, Art History, Music, Anthropology, Literature of Antiquity and Philosophy. Her native tongues are English and French. She is also a passionate classical piano player and cold water swimmer.

Heidi VanceHeidi Vance is a contributing writer to TheCollector, a practicing studio artist, and an emerging art conservation professional. She obtained her BFA in Studio Art and a minor in Art History from the University of Central Florida and will be pursuing her MA in Conservation of Fine Art at Northumbria University in Fall 2020.

Idalis LoveIdalis Love graduated with her BA in Studio Arts and Art History from Oglethorpe University in 2020. During her time as a Studio Arts major, she found passion in Far Eastern and European art histories, which enabled her to double major. When she isn’t gushing about other people’s art she is making it as well.

J. HughesJ. Hughes teaches humanities for Southern New Hampshire University’s global campus. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Washington University and a master’s degree in history from Southern Connecticut State University. Her writing has recently appeared in Reliving History Magazine, Braided Way Magazine, Northern New England Review’s Front/Lines, and the Connecticut River Review, among other places.

Jack CrawfordJack is a contributing writer with a primary interest in Medieval History, in particular the early medieval period. He completed a bachelor’s degree in Medieval History at the University of St. Andrews, and a masters in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge.

Jacqueline LewisJacqueline Lewis is a History of Art & Architecture graduate. While studying art, she worked in the research department of The Chicago History Museum and wrote articles for Chicago Gallery News. Now, she is the Assistant Director of a long-standing, prestigious art gallery in Chicago. Throughout the year she works at major art events like the New York IFPDA Print Fair, SOFA and EXPO Chicago. She also writes and publishes articles about the art scene and historical topics.

Jacqueline MartinezJacqueline Martinez graduated with her BA in English (Writing & Rhetoric, to be fancy) in 2019. During her time in college, she worked in a Miami-based art gallery. She has attended major art fairs like Art Basel and Art Miami, recording new exhibitions and art trends in her articles. In 2018, she studied abroad in France, where she learned about art history in some of the world’s major museums. Since graduating, she has aimed to keep learning while passing on her experiences to those who are novices like she once was.

James Booth-JonesB.Arch. History & Theory Focus, B.A. Philosophy with Logic Focus James holds a B.Arch from Nelson Mandela University, with a focus on the History and Theory of European Art and Architecture. He is currently completing his second degree in Philosophy at the University of Warsaw, with plans to pursue a Ph.D. thereafter. James manages the Philosophy Department at TheCollector, and is a contributing writer on art and philosophy. He lives in Paris.

James NewmanJames holds a BA in Politics and Modern History from the University of Manchester, in the UK. His interests span from late imperial China through to the First and Second World Wars, and the Cold War. He hopes to undertake an MA in history soon.

James SulterBased in Johannesburg, South Africa, James completed his MA in Ancient Greek at Rhodes University in 2020, where he also earned BA degrees in Classical Studies, Latin and English Literature. Besides teaching Greek and Latin literature in their original language, he is particularly interested in the cultural interchange between the Hellenic and Roman worlds, methods of Greco-Roman pedagogy, and theories of Classical reception and translation. Outside of Classics, his time is taken up with reading, gaming, birding, and half-completing crosswords.

Jamie Rose ValeraJamie Rose Valera is an art historian and theorist from the San Francisco Bay Area. Valera is a 2017 alumna of the Middle College program and will graduate in 2021 with her B.A. in the history of art and visual culture at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Currently, she plans to continue researching and writing through a Ph.D. in art history and visual studies. Valera's work focuses on representations of the body by intersecting the past with the present. Her findings have been presented at symposiums and published by arts and humanities journals. After working the contemporary art gallery scene, Valera aims to delve into Museum Education, and later research and teach as a Professor of art history and visual studies.

Jenna RossJenna Ross is a contributing journalist and photographer with an extensive interest in the history of photography and art. She has a BA in Photojournalism from California State University, Fullerton. When she isn’t working, she loves to travel, and always takes her camera along with her.

Jeremy H Beardmore, MAI am a qualified Antiques Professional and Consultant, with both a Bachelors degree (Honours) in Fine Arts Valuation, and a Masters. My origins are in Stoke on Trent, England, the home of Staffordshire pottery, and I believe this gave me an inherited interest in ceramics. I have a particular interest in the British Victorian period and am perhaps regarded as being an English Eccentric.

Jessica JacobJessica is an anthropologist based in Charlotte, North Carolina. She worked with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on various anthropological projects ranging from Native American archaeology to biology, ecology, and ethnography. Her research has been published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology and recognized by the Enquirer Journal. Her areas of interest is in paleoanthropology, human evolution, art history, ethnography, and prehistoric art.

Jesus SantillanJesus Santillan is a contributing writer and researcher with an emphasis on Mesoamerican civilizations. His studies include a Bachelor's in Anthropology with a focus on archaeology. In his free time he tutors students and writes independently. Jesus is from Zacatecas, and currently lives in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

John SewellBA & MA Art History, University of BirminghamJohn holds both a BA and an MA in Art History from the University of Birmingham, UK. His academic research focussed on nineteenth and early-twentieth century depictions of narcotics use, addiction and race-relations. However, his interests extend far beyond this; and his work covers an array of topics from many different periods and locations around the world. Alongside writing, he is also the founder of Eazyl - an online art marketplace for emerging artists which charges no commission fees.

Jonathan HemmingsJonathan is a contributing writer, a novelist and a musician who is passionate about art, history, literature and the areas in which these three subjects intersect. He has a master’s degree in English Literature, and he minored in history, art history and fine art when he earned his bachelor’s degree. He has lived and worked on three continents and has worked in a range of fields, from English teaching to selling his own art to drumming in rock bands. He is currently based in the Midlands in England.

Jono EldertonJono Elderton is an Australian writer with a passion for Ancient Egypt. He has worked as a journalist, media manager, and English teacher. After travelling extensively worldwide and teaching in Thailand and Japan, he now lives in the outback and writes about ancient cultures, mythology, and the arts.

Jordan BourqueAfter graduating from the University of San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, Jordan continued her education at USD as a law student. She is applying for her PhD in Philosophy with a focus in neuroethics, philosophy of law, and political philosophy. Whether it be as a future professor or contributing articles, she is excited to share the world of philosophy with others and expand her knowledge. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her many pets.

Jordan CookJordan Cook holds a First-Class BA(Hons) in English Literature and an MA in Medieval Studies. She is currently an AHRC-funded Ph.D. candidate with The National Gallery and the University of York. Her thesis, entitled "Settings and Subjects in Early Netherlandish Painting," interrogates the painted backgrounds of fifteenth-century religious art. Passionate about writing accessible and engaging educational content, Jordan has written scripts for 'Simple History' as well as a curatorial content for York Art Gallery's "Making a Masterpiece" exhibition.

Julia Margaret LuB.Arch w/ History-Theory ConcentrationJulia is a Senior Editor at TheCollector. She is a native New Yorker and bikes, writes, reads, draws, and makes books and other things in her spare time. Julia earned her B.Arch from City College with an architectural history and theory concentration.

Kaylee RandallKaylee Randall is a contributing writer, originally from Florida. who is deeply interested and invested in the arts. She lives in Australia and writes about health, fitness, art, and entertainment while sharing her own stories of transition on her personal blog.

Kieren JohnsMA Classics & Ancient History, BA History & Ancient HistoryKieren is a UK based contributing writer currently studying for a PhD in Classics and Ancient History, investigating the representation and authority of the Severan emperors. He is passionate about sharing his interest in the past with as many people as possible. Away from his research, Kieren is also interested in arts, literature, and travel.

Kristen ArcusKristen Arcus is a life-long fine art enthusiast. She holds a BA in History and the History of Art & Architecture from Depaul University. She has experience in archives and museums, and currently works at a prestigious art gallery in Chicago.

Kristopher HenkeKristopher Henke is a writer, editor, and anthropology major with a passion for history, archaeology, and linguistics. He is currently finishing his BA at the University of Colorado Boulder with intent to become an Assyriologist. He specializes in the myths, inventions, and ideas of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world, but has also worked on Native American interactions on the Plains, Norse myths, and prehistoric migrations. Outside of work and school, he loves to hike, camp, read, cook, and listen to music.

Kurt ReadmanKurt holds a BA in history and a MA in Conflict Archaeology and Heritage from the University of Glasgow. He has studied the political and religious relationships of the British Isles as well as Europe. Kurt’s main specialties lie in the Medieval to the Early Modern Period. In addition to this, he has spent time working with the Siege of Haddington Research Group.

Lara ColrainLara is a published author, editor, poet, and archaeologist based in Hobart, Tasmania. She holds two BAs (Arts and Archaeology) and is deeply passionate about ancient history, antiquities, and mythology, with a special interest in indigenous cultures, notably the ancient Maya. She was fortunate to have known the late Mayanist, George. E. Stuart, who was a mentor during her archaeological studies. In her free time, Lara enjoys Painting by Numbers.

Laura HaywardMA Classics, PGCE Classics, BA Latin with GreekLaura Hayward is a contributing writer and researcher from London, UK. She is a specialist in the field of Classics, in which she has either studied or worked for over twenty years. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Classics from University College London. She has also worked as a teacher of Classics in a leading independent school in London. Her particular areas of interest are Latin language and literature as well as Roman art and epigraphy.

Lesley SimeonMA International Studies w/ JournalismLesley is a Bangalore-based contributing writer, with an MA in International Studies and an undergraduate degree in Journalism. He holds firm interests in world history, culture, politics, global conflict and human rights, film and theatre, and aspires to pursue a career in conflict-zone correspondence. When not writing feature pieces, he unwinds by cooking or baking, and writing poetry.

Lisa de LucaLisa is an artist and writer with degrees in Fine Art (BFA) and Art Restoration from FIT in New York. Her professional experience includes years as a gilder and restorer with clients including Sotheby's, Christie's, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and as an art broker working for a number of gallerists and antique dealers. Lisa's areas of interest are the history and art of the late Roman Republic and Roman Empire, Italy between 1450-1650, and Tudor England.

Lou MoI graduated with BA in Art History from McGill University and later studied Chinese Art in the Asian Studies division of Paris' École des hautes études en sciences sociales.

Lynnie McIlvainFrom Washington, Lynnie is an alumna of the Clark College where she primarily studied Art History and English. There she was recognized by two in-house awards for her poetry. She is now a current student at the University of Puget Sound and majors in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies. She is passionate about writing, literature, and her work in the nonprofit field.

Maanasi Josephina BaaMaanasi is a writer and musician. She has a Master's degree in Arts from JNU, New Delhi, and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Delhi University. She's been traveling the Indian subcontinent for over half a decade. She currently living the beach life in Goa.

Maria DragatakisMaria Dragatakis lives and works in Athens, Greece as an International Productions Coordinator for a local theater company. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Classics and Classical Languages and Literatures from Ohio University. Art is her passion which she is been blessed to relish in her daily tasks, in the world of the theater, and the city she lives in with its rich cultural heritage. Her work has taken her around the world in a never-ending journey, always seeking the finer sentiment of euphoria that only art can produce.

Marian VermeulenMarian has been a devoted student of the ancient world since primary school. She received her BA in History and Philosophy from Hope College and has continued researching and writing on topics of ancient history from the Assyrian Empire to the Roman Empire and everything in between. She enjoys dabbling in historical fiction, but generally finds the actual true individuals of history and their stories more fascinating than any fictional invention. Her other passion is horses, and in her spare time she enjoys starting young horses under saddle and volunteer training for the local horse rescue.

Marie-Joelle EschmannMarie-Joëlle works as a communication specialist and contributing writer. Originally from Switzerland, she is currently living in Istanbul from where she travels to ancient historical sites such as Ephesos in Turkey or Persepolis in Iran. She has a deep interest in art and art history and holds a certificate from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Marie-Madeleine RenauldMarie-Madeleine is a contributing writer and antique furniture restorer. She holds an MA and BA in Art History and Archaeology from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), Belgium. She also followed training in antique furniture restoration. In her free time, she enjoys creative activities, and hiking through the Swiss mountains where she now lives.

Marija VucicBased in Zagreb, Croatia, I am a contributing writer and an aspiring poetry writer. Graduating from the University of Zagreb in Natural Sciences and Graphics, I value the importance of visual arts and design. As a former journalism student, I possess a fair amount of knowledge regarding literary journalism. I am very passionate about anything concerning films, music, and culture at large.

Marta FaticaMarta has a B.A. in Political Science and Classical Civilizations from UC Berkeley and an MSc in Comparative Politics from LSE. Originally from California, she spent her summers as a child wandering through Roman ruins and now resides in England. In addition to her native English and Italian, Marta spent over ten years studying Latin. Her areas of interest are Greco-Roman mythology, Latin poems, as well as contemporary European politics. When she isn’t at home reading or baking, Marta can be found spending hours in museums and trying new restaurants.

Matthew FitzgeraldMatthew is a student of the Open University, majoring in English Literature and Philosophy, with a view for postgraduate study in the latter. His writing has been commended in international competitions, most recently winning him second place in the Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize. When not reading or writing, Matthew can be found traveling. In particular, he is an avid deep-sea wreck diver, having dived many historical wrecks, especially those of the Red Sea.

Mia ForbesMia is a contributing writer from London, with a passion for literature and history. She holds a BA in Classics from the University of Cambridge. Both at work and at home, Mia is surrounded by books, and enjoys writing about great works of fiction and poetry. Her first translation is due to be published next year.

Michael ArnoldMichael is a contributing writer and former world traveler whose hometown is New York City. He spent the majority of 2019 exploring Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. And currently, he’s studying for a masters degree in Ancient Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Pavia in Italy. In his spare time, Michael enjoys researching and writing about art, history, and archaeology with a focus on the ancient world.

Michael SmathersI am an avid student of history with a focus on medieval periods, specifically the Kamakura period of Japan. I am four years into a BA in history at the University of West Georgia. I also study various martial arts disciplines and have an interest in ancient mythologies.

Monique GallowayI’m a former Australian soldier and historical archaeologist with a degree from the University of Sydney. After almost 20 years as a practicing archaeologist I now live in Cambodia and was running a social enterprise to help improve lives here. I have a special interest in the layers of history of a site and evidence of subversion, especially ancient graffiti on monuments.

Nicole B. HansenNicole B. Hansen received her PhD and MA in Egyptology from the University of Chicago and her BA in Egyptology from UC Berkeley. She worked for the Giza Plateau Mapping Project at the Giza Pyramids and for the Theban Mapping Project’s Cairo office. She taught courses on Egyptian art, language and culture at the University of Chicago, the American University in Cairo and Amideast. She has a special interest in the continuity of ancient Egyptian culture until the present day, animals, medicine, magic and culinary history and lives in a village in Luxor a short distance from the archaeological sites.

Olivia LandOlivia Land is a contributing writer based in New York City. Currently finishing a BA in Art History at Barnard College, Olivia recently served as a contributor and editor at Make Muse, where she wrote about visual culture and contemporary social politics. She also has a diverse background in the fine art world, including a past role as Director of Curriculum for Meet Me at the Museum, a non-profit providing tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to public school students. When not museum hopping or writing, she can probably be found reading, running, or doing crosswords.

Paulina WegrzynPaulina earned an undergraduate degree in Classical Studies from the University of Western Ontario, with an emphasis on Greek and Roman Archaeology, before completing her Master’s in physical therapy at the University of Toronto. Despite her new career focus, she continues to learn and write about the ancient world, as it will always have a soft spot in her heart.

Philippa OgdenPhilippa Ogden has a passion for history and holds a MA in the History of Medicine from Newcastle University. She is particularly interested in perceptions of the body within the early modern period. In her spare time, she is a keen musician who plays old-time and bluegrass fiddle in her hometown of North-East England.

Robert C. L. HolmesRobert Holmes has an MA in Ancient & Medieval History and a BA in Archaeology. He is an independent historian and author, who specializes in the Military History of the Ancient and Medieval World and has published over a dozen articles on related topics. Originally from Massachusetts, he now lives in Florida where he works doing public history leading tours, giving lectures, and educating people about the local history.

Rosie LessoRosie is a contributing writer and artist based in Scotland. She has produced writing for a wide range of arts organisations including Tate Modern, The National Galleries of Scotland, Art Monthly and Scottish Art News, with a focus on modern and contemporary art. She holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from the University of Edinburgh and a BA in Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art. Previously she has worked in both curatorial and educational roles, discovering how stories and history can really enrich our experience of art.

Sabine CasparieSabine is an art historian born in the Netherlands and based in London. Originally a lawyer, Sabine then gained a Graduate Diploma in History of Art from The Courtauld Institute of Art and a Masters in Modern and Contemporary Art from Christie's Education. Sabine leads art tours in London and teaches classes on Zoom for adults and children. She writes a blog on contemporary art.

Sara PapicSara Papic holds a BA in philosophy from the University of Belgrade and is completing her MA in philosophy in Parma, Italy with a thesis on vagueness. Her primary interests include logic, metaphysics, the philosophy of language and their relationship, but she is irreparably curious about all human endeavors. She enjoys cooking for others and puzzles of any kind.

Sasha SavenkoBA Art History w/ Contemporary Art and Theory ConcentrationSasha is an artist and musician from Richmond, Virginia. She received a B.A. in Art History from the University of Washington, Seattle, with a focus in Contemporary Art Theory and Architecture. When not reading or writing, she dedicates her time to interdisciplinary practice in visual arts, music, film, and critical theory.

Selena McGonnellSelena is a contributing writer and museologist from the United States. She holds an MSc in Museum Studies from the University of Glasgow, and a BS in History. She has a passion for museums and heritage with research interests in collections of colonial context, curatorial practices, art provenance, and British history.

Simran SoodSimran works independently as a writer and researcher. She is a student of History and Anthropology. Currently, she is assisting in the writing of an archaeological and historical book. She is also a part-time assistant for philosopher Volker Zotz. When she’s not busy typing at the rate of sixty words per minute, you can find her lazing around and hopelessly devouring historical romance dramas.

Stefanie GrafMA in progress, BA in Art HistoryStefanie is completing her bachelor’s degree in art history at the University of Vienna, Austria. She will commence her master’s degree next semester. She has a passion for modern and contemporary art, architecture, and art theory. Interested in researching and reading about the impact art has on the viewer and on society, Stefanie believes that art can change, question and shape the way we think and live.

Stella PolyzoidouBA Archaeology and Art HistoryStella is a writer, fashion editor, website owner of Silk Pastelle and a cat lover with a BA in Archaeology and Art History from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. When she doesn't write about fashion and art, she watches biographical films and reads about different cultures. She completed her internship at MOMus Museum and she's currently doing her MA in Museum Studies.

Susan MastenMA Anthropology, BA Biblical ArchaeologySusan is a contributing author who specializes in the archaeology of the Mediterranean and the ancient Near East. She holds a M.A. in Anthropology from George Washington University and a B.A. in Biblical Archaeology from Wheaton College. She has worked with museum collections from around the world including the Smithsonian, the Israel Antiquities Authority, Hebrew University, and the Field Museum. Her main fields of interest include Greco-Roman history and archaeology, the archaeology of Israel, and museum anthropology. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, watching cultural documentaries, and walking her dog, Apollo.

Tatiana ValenteTatiana is an archaeologist and researcher in Classical and Middle Eastern History, graduated at Porto University (Portugal). Her main lines of research are on social, economic and political relationships, with a focus on the ceramic and metal artefacts found on excavations. She is also fascinated by religious and military viewpoints of ancient societies. She believes that History must be understood, and not simply observed through its remnants. Because history tends to repeat itself, knowledge about the past can allow us to better understand our present, and thus prepare us for the future.

Tea FumićTea Fumić holds an MA in History and worked as a field archaeologist, curator and museum educator. She specializes in researching and writing about ancient civilizations, religions and mythologies. Her areas of expertise are auxiliary historical sciences, mainly numismatics and epigraphy.

Tejus MenonTejus is a contributing writer and performance artist based in India and has a BA Hons in Political Science from the University of Delhi. He is a Butoh dancer and theatre maker with a focus on making interdisciplinary work. He enjoys the outdoors, from sailing in the Arabian Sea to hiking in the high Himalayas.

Thomas EllisonThomas works as a writer and lives in Leeds UK. He has a BA and an MPhil in Literature with a focus on poetry. In his spare time, he makes music and has interests in the Tarot, the I Ching, and visual art.

Tim LakeTim is a musician, educator, and writer who is originally from the UK but now based in Tokyo. He holds a BA and MA in Jazz studies and has also studied philosophy at an undergraduate level. He plays drums, buys too many books, and uses interesting things to teach English to adults. His areas of interest range widely from ancient philosophy to jazz history to the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi.

Truman ChambersBFA Two-Dimensional StudiesA painter and contributing writer from Toledo, Ohio. Truman graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BFA in Two-Dimensional Studies.

Valeria LucchinelliValeria is a contributing writer and art educator. She holds an MFA and an MA in Sculpture and Fine Arts from the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts. She is passionate about art theory and philosophy, as well as Chinese art and culture having lived in China for over thirteen years. She is now based in Italy where she works as an art educator and writer.

Vedran BiletaMA in Late Antique, Byzantine, and Early Modern History, BA in HistoryVedran is a doctoral researcher, based in Budapest. His main interest is Ancient History, in particular the Late Roman period. When not spending time with the military elites of the Late Roman West, he is sharing his passion for history with those willing to listen. In his free time, Vedran is wargaming and discussing Star Trek.

Vladislav TchakarovVladislav Tchakarov is a History student at Sofia University in Bulgaria and a contributing writer at TheCollector. Originally from Bulgaria, he moved to the Netherlands to work and study Business Management before realizing that his passion for history is too great which lead to his return to Bulgaria and the beginning of his History studies.

Zoe MannBA Art HistoryZoë is a graduate student living in Los Angeles studying screenwriting. Originally from New York, she received her B.A. in Art History from Pace University. She has worked in art galleries in Manhattan and the Art Institute of Chicago. In her free time, she loves researching for her historical fiction projects and playing with her cat, Harrison.