Lea M. Stirling

Lea M. Stirling is professor of classics at the University of Manitoba and held the Canada Research Chair in Roman Archaeology from 2001 to 2012. Her art historical research focuses on Roman and Late Antique statuary and its role in society. She is also interested in the archaeology of the Roman provinces and for many years codirected excavations in Roman kilns and cemeteries at Leptiminus (Lamta, Tunisia). She is the author of The Learned Collector: Mythological Statuettes and Classical Taste in Late Antique Gaul (Ann Arbor 2005) and coeditor of Mortuary Landscapes of North Africa (Toronto 2007).