Kristen Seaman at the Akropolis
risten Seaman was educated at Yale University and the University of California at Berkeley, concentrating on Classics, Archaeology, and the History of Art. She carried out additional training at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece and the American Academy in Rome, Italy. She specializes in Classical Art and Archaeology, with secondary interests in Near Eastern and Islamic art and archaeology. Her research explores Greek visual culture and its interaction with the Roman, Near Eastern, and Islamic worlds. It is interdisciplinary and object-oriented, and she is especially interested in exploring issues that involve the relationship of art and text; sculpture; and gender, social status, and cross-cultural exchange. She has excavated in Greece, Israel, Italy, and the United States, and she studies the practice of stone-carving. Currently, she is completing a book about rhetoric and innovation in the art of the Hellenistic courts; co-editing a book about artists and artistry in ancient Greece; and working on excavated material from the Athenian Agora. She has received several fellowships, including funding from the Fulbright Foundation, the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (IKY), the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and the American Academy in Rome. At Kennesaw State University, her research has been supported by an Incentive Award for Research and Creative Activity and a Holder Professional Development Award from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. When she is not teaching and doing research, she enjoys playing music and sculpting.