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  • Allyson McDavid

    Assistant Professor of Ancient Material and Visual Culture

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    allysonmcdavid@newschool.edu

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    Allyson McDavid

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    Allyson McDavid is Assistant Professor of Ancient Material and Visual Culture at Parsons.

    Her research interests include architectural history and theory from antiquity to the present, with specialization in the archaeology of renovation in monuments and cities of the ancient world. With over a decade in contemporary architectural practice in the United States and archaeological fieldwork on sites of antiquity in Greece, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia and Ukraine, Allyson integrates theory, practice, and social histories in her focus on the ways in which politics, the economy, and cultural ideologies influence architectural patronage and the sustainability of the built environment.

    Allyson received her PhD in architectural history and archaeology from New York University, and holds a MArch and a BA in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining Parsons, she taught undergraduate courses in art, architecture and urbanism at New York University’s Department of Art History. Her publications include the forthcoming monograph, The Hadrianic Baths of Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity (Wiesbaden); chapters in Classical New York: Discovering Greece and Rome in Gotham (New York, 2018), Masons at Work: Architecture and Construction in the Pre-Modern World (Philadelphia, 2012), EGERIA: Mediterranean Medieval Places of Pilgrimage (Athens, 2009); and articles in the Journal of Roman Archaeology and the European Architectural Histories Network.


    Future Courses

    Archaeology of New York City
    PLSD 4008, Fall 2022

    Histories of Architecture
    PGAR 5040, Fall 2022

    Independent Study
    PLAH 3900, Fall 2022

    Past Courses

    Histories of Architecture
    PGAR 5040, Fall 2021

    Independent Study
    PLAH 3900, Fall 2021

    Independent Study
    PGAR 5900, Spring 2022

    Intro to Arch Theory: Lec
    PLSD 2200, Spring 2022

    Objects as History
    PLHT 1000, Fall 2021

    Theory of the Interior
    PGID 5111, Spring 2022

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