Profile: Danielle Smotherman Bennett

Part-time Lecturer

Department of History

Danielle Smotherman Bennett earned her BA in Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri in 2009. She completed her MA in 2011 and her PhD in 2017, both in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. Her research interests include Greek art, history, and archaeology, archaeological theory, gender in the ancient world, interconnections between ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East, and digital approaches to the study of the ancient world. Danielle's dissertation, “Decoding Meaning in Athenian Vase-Painting of the Archaic and Classical Periods: A Study of Expressions of Communication and Targeted Audiences," looks at the role of gestures, gaze, and body language in Athenian vase-painting and the perception of social history through objects. She has taken part in field work in England, Turkey, Italy, and Greece.