Jenifer Neils

Jenifer Neils (A.B., Bryn Mawr College, Ph.D., Princeton University) is the Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History and Classics at Case Western Reserve University and chair of the Managing Committee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. She has excavated in Greece and Italy and written extensively on the Parthenon sculptures. She organized two major exhibitions: Goddess and Polis: The Panathenaic Festival in Ancient Athens (1992) and Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past (co-organized and co-curated with John H. Oakley [2003]). Her recent publications are The British Museum Concise Introduction to Ancient Greece (Ann Arbor, Mich. 2008) and Women in the Ancient World (Los Angeles 2011).