Evan Allen

Ph.D. Student in History of Art


Evan is an art historian and archaeologist whose research focuses primarily on the art and architecture of the ancient Roman world. His dissertation project investigates the epistemologies of craft labor and aesthetics in the practice of ancient plasterwork on the Italian peninsula, c. 3rd century BCE-3rd century CE. He also serves as the lead researcher for painted plasterwork finds on the Casa della Regina Carolina Project excavations in Pompeii, Italy. Evan is also interested in the media of archaeology (especially plaster casts and photographic and photorealistic imaging technologies), queer appropriations of the classical past, and contemporary practices of memorialization. Evan received his BFA in Architectural History from the Savannah College of Art and Design (2014) and his MA in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania (2016).