Click on the bold text for links to purchase or full text.

Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors (Yale 2016). Covers the history of private collecting of Greek and Roman antiquities, examining collectors’ writings to determine their self-conceptions of their collecting behavior. 

“Palmyra in Winter,” The Kenyon Review (forthcoming, July/August 2017).

“Legal and Ethical Considerations for Digital Recreations of Cultural Heritage,” Chapman Law Review (forthcoming, Spring 2017).

"Why People Collect Art," Aeon, August 23, 2016.

"Collecting and the Power of Touch," The Ancient Near East Today 4.8 (August 2016).

"If We Return Nazi-Looted Art, The Same Goes for Empire-Looted," Aeon, July 5, 2016.

"The Scholar on the Set," Inside Higher Ed, July 5, 2016.

"William Hamilton's Prize Possession," The Art Newspaper, June 2016.

"J. Paul Getty’s Motivations for Collecting Antiquities," Adalya (2016).

“Just Give Him What He Wants,” post on the ethics of studying unprovenanced Ancient Near Eastern inscriptions, for “The Nature of Our Ruin,” a project of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, February 19, 2016.

“How Twitter Could Bring ISIS to Trial,” The Crime Report, September 8, 2015.

“Op Ed: Islamic State’s War on Art Turns a Profit,” Bloomberg View, May 18, 2015. (Reprinted in Japan Times, Denver Post, and Newsday.)

“‘But We Didn’t Steal It:’ Collectors’ Justifications for Purchasing Looted Antiquities,” Journal of Art Crime (2015).

“Rethinking the Boston Heist: Let's Catch Today’s Art Thieves,” The Crime Report, May 7, 2015.

“Artworld Roundtable: Artists Sue 5Pointz Owner & Developers,” Aesthetics for Birds, June 27, 2015.

“Op Ed: Restrict Imports of Antiquities from Syria to Cut Down on Looting,” New York Times,  October 9, 2014.

“Op Ed: Egypt’s Looted Antiquities,” New York Times, May 30, 2014.

“Successes and Failures of Self-Regulatory Regimes Governing Museum Holdings of Nazi Looted Art and Looted Antiques,” 37 Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts 379 (2013-2014).

“Destruction of Art,” entry in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2nd ed., 2014, 6 vol.).

“Op Ed: To protect Syria’s antiquities, don't buy them,” Los Angeles Times, September 29, 2013.

“Cultural Losses and Cultural Gains: Ethical Dilemmas in WWII-Looted Art Repatriation Claims against Public Institutions,” 33 Hastings Communication and Entertainment Law Journal 407 (2011).

“The Relationship between Tax Deductions and the Market for Unprovenanced Antiquities,” 33 Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts 241 (2010).