Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis is Assistant Professor and Acting 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 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.
Macaulay-Lewis is the editor or author of five books and the author of over a dozen 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, where she also acts as the Governing Board’s Chairperson. She also serves as Deputy Director of Manar al-Athar, an open-access digital humanities resource for the study of the Middle East. She is also a trustee of the American Schools of Oriental Research.