Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis
Position: Visiting Assistant Professor Liberal Studies MA
Phone: 212-817-1830
Degrees/Diplomas: D.Phil., Oxford University
Research Interests: Archaeology; Architectural History; Classical material culture; Roman material culture; Islamic art, architecture and material culture; Reception studies.
Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis is the deputy executive officer of the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies (MALS) and director of the MALS track Archaeology of the Classical, Late Antique, and Islamic Worlds; she is also a visiting assistant professor of classics. She majored in history, archaeology, and classics at Cornell University, where she graduated summa cum laude, and she earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in archaeology at Oxford University. She has taught at Oxford and Royal Holloway–University of London, and is a member of the governing board and the executive committee of the Archaeological Institute of America, North America’s oldest archaeological organization.
Macaulay-Lewis is the editor of two books and the author of ten articles on ancient Roman and Islamic gardens and architecture. Trained as a garden archaeologist and architectural historian, she has excavated or served as a specialist on excavations in Italy, Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. Currently she is the codirector of the Upper Egyptian Mosque Project, and she serves as a contributing editor for the Arts of the Islamic World, at Smarthistory.org, an open-access art history website supported by the Khan Academy.