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Rachel Kousser
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Brooklyn College|Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University 2001
Research Interests: Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology

Professor of Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology

Professor Rachel Kousser specializes in Greek and Roman art and archaeology. She also is a professor at Brooklyn College, CUNY. Educated at Yale University and the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, she has been a Mellon Post-doctoral fellow at Columbia University, an American Numismatic Society summer fellow, and a summer fellow at the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Berlin.

Books and Articles:

"The female nude in classical art: Between voyeurism and power." In Aphrodite and the Gods of Love, edited by Christine Kondoleon with Phoebe C. Segal. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2011.

"Augustan Aphrodites: The allure of Greek art in Roman visual culture." In Brill's Companion to Aphrodite, edited by Amy C. Smith and Sadie Pickup, 287-306. Boston/Leiden: Brill, 2010.

"A sacred landscape: The creation, maintenance, and destruction of religious space in Roman Germany." Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics 27/28 (Spring/Fall 2010): 121-139.

"Hellenistic and Roman Art, 221 BC-AD 337." In A Companion to Ancient Macedonia, edited by Joseph Roisman and Ian Worthington, 522-542. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

“Destruction and Memory on the Athenian Acropolis” Art Bulletin 91, no. 3 (September 2009): 263-282.

"The historiography of Roman art and the 'modern copy myth.'" Review of The Language of the Muses: The Dialogue Between Roman and Greek Sculpture by Miranda Marvin. Journal of Roman Archaeology 22 (2009): 608-610.

Hellenistic and Roman Ideal Sculpture: The Allure of the Classical, Cambridge University Press, 2008.

“Mythological Group Portraits in Antonine Rome: The Performance of Myth” American Journal of Archaeology, Fall 2007.

“The Desirability of Roman Victory: Victoria on Imperial and Provincial Monuments." in Representing War in Ancient Rome, Cambridge University Press, 2006.

“Creating the Past: The VĂ©nus de Milo and the Hellenistic Reception of Classical Greece.” American Journal of Archaeology, Fall 2005.