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Amy Gansell, Ph.D

Amy Gansell, Ph.D

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Amy Gansell, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Art History at St. John's University (in Queens, NYC), where she teaches courses on ancient and non-Western art and architecture. She has a special interest in ancient and Islamic gardens, on which she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Harvard University and Pratt Institute. She earned both her master’s (2003) and doctorate (2008) in ancient Near Eastern art from Harvard University. Previously a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University, Dr. Gansell has been rewarded with research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq. She lectures internationally, and her scholarly essays have appeared in museum catalogues, numerous books, and prestigious journals including the Cambridge Archaeological Journal and the Journal of Archaeological Science. Dr. Gansell has substantial archaeological experience at sites in the US, France, Tunisia, Crete, Syria, and Turkey. And she always seeks out gardens when she travels.