EDUCATION

Ph.D. (Ancient Greek, Roman, and Ancient Near Eastern Art History), Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2010

J.D., Columbia Law School, 2010

Certificate in Global Business Law, Institut d’Études Politiques and Paris I (Sorbonne), 2010 

B.A. (Art History and Philosophy), Barnard College, 2002, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor of Fraud, Forensics, Art Law & Crime, Department of Art and Music, John Jay College, City University of New York, 2013-present

Developing and teaching courses on the arts and justice. Special foci on the transfer of art between cultures; the marketplace for antiquities; the fate of art in wartime, cultural clashes in the display and treatment of art works; and social justice artwork.

Public Scholar, New York Council for the Humanities, 2015-2017

The Public Scholars program promotes vibrant public humanities engagement across New York State by offering dynamic, compelling presentations; my presentation is titled “The Destruction of Art During War: History, Consequences, and How We Can Stop It.” If you are a non-profit organization interested in having the Council fund a lecture, click here.

Co-Curator, with Thalia Vrachopoulos, for the exhibition “The Missing: Rebuilding the Past, Andrew and Anya Shiva Gallery, John Jay College, New York, December 9, 2015-February 5, 2016. “The Missing” was the first exhibit to showcase the efforts of artists and scholars to resist ISIS and other forms of destruction of the past through creative and innovative reactions, protests, and reconstructions. Organizer for an accompanying symposium on the promises and perils of new technology for preserving and reconstructing threatened cultural sites, January 22, 2016. More information, including New York Times and Hyperallergic reviews, at www.themissingexhibit.com.

Associate Counsel, Conflicts of Interest Board, City of New York, 2012-2013

Represented the City in prosecutions of public servants who violate the conflicts of interests laws contained in the City Charter.

Hogan Lovells LLP, Litigation Associate, 2010-2012

Drafted filings, including responses to New York Attorney General, DOJ, and FTC  subpoenas and investigations. Experience in intellectual property, commercial litigation, antitrust investigations, human rights disputes, and mass torts.