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I examine intersections between antiquity and modernity primarily through the lens of architecture and how antiquity was essential to the project of modernity. An archaeologist and architectural historian by training, I have conducted fieldwork in Italy, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. I am also interested in the gardens and architecture of the Middle East and North Africa in the Classical and Islamic periods, as well as in their reception. I have published on a wide range of topics, from the topography of Roman Damascus to the reception of Classical and Egyptian architecture in New York City.  My current book projects investigate archaeological gifts to New York City and the reception of Classical and Egyptian Architecture at American World’s Fairs (1893-1915) respectively.