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Mary Danisi

Ph.D. Student in Classics

Mary Danisi

Educational Background

Mary received her B.A. in Classics (Greek and Latin) summa cum laude from Barnard College of Columbia University in 2017, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.


Mary is a Ph.D. candidate in Classics studying Greco-Roman art and archaeology. She received her B.A. in Classics summa cum laude from Barnard College of Columbia University in 2017. Her primary area of research addresses the materiality and aesthetics of ancient ritual practices. Her dissertation, “Weaving the Cosmos: Fillets and the Fabrication of the Sacred in Ancient Greece” presents the first comprehensive analysis of the craft and function of handwoven bands in Greek cult, from the Archaic through Hellenistic periods. Her work has been supported by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and the Lemmermann Foundation. She has held internships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as The Frick Collection, and has conducted archaeological fieldwork for the Onchestos Excavation Project. She is a current member of Phi Beta Kappa. During the 2021 – 2022 academic year, she will be a Regular Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. 


  • Archaeology Program
  • Classics