Alumni (Fellow)

Janet Dunkelbarger

Penny S. and James G. Coulter Jefferson Fellow
Westwood, Massachusetts
B.A. Mount Holyoke College (2011)
M.Phil. University of Oxford (2014)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Art History


Janet’s doctoral research on Pompeii’s “Garden Dining Spaces” (to be completed in Spring 2021) addresses how the design and use of these outdoor spaces enhance our understanding of ancient Roman social behavior, economic activity, and religious and ritual practice. In addition to this research, Janet also works on topics of Roman urbanism, infrastructure, and economy, in particular how waste management infrastructures developed over time to support the operation of industry in Roman cities. While at UVA, Janet has received a number of research grants to fund her fieldwork overseas, presented her work nationally and internationally, published a single-author paper, and received the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award from her department. In 2019-2020, Janet served as a Praxis Fellow in UVA’s Scholars’ Lab, where she will continue her work in 2020-2021 as one of the Graduate Fellows in Digital Humanities developing the 3D and virtual reality component of her dissertation research.

Thesis Description:

The Garden Dining Spaces of Pompeii: An Archaeological Assessment

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