Alexander Ekserdjian

Alexander Ekserdjian joins Yale as Assistant Professor in the Departments of Classics and History of Art on July 1, 2024. He is appointed as a Postdoctoral Associate for the 2023-24 academic year. Ekserdjian is a historian of ancient Mediterranean art with a specialisation in the sculpture of Hellenistic Central Italy. His research focuses on ancient responses to visual art, particularly the role played by sculpted images of the gods in religious experience. Projects in progress include a monograph centered on the representation of the gods in Central Italy in the early period of Roman overseas expansion (3rd-1st centuries BCE) and an article on lists of art objects inscribed in stone within Greek sanctuaries. Ekserdjian earned a Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology from Columbia, where his research was supported by fellowships from the university and from the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.