Anne Hrychuk Kontokosta is assistant professor/faculty fellow of Roman art and archaeology at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her research is concerned with the intersections of material culture, the built environment, and the sociopolitical history of ancient Rome. Her publications focus on Roman gladiators and gladiatorial culture in the Greek East, Roman sculpture, and Republican architecture. Her current project, titled From Fornix to Arcus: Architecture, Politics, and Public Space in Republican and Early Imperial Rome, analyzes the political, symbolic, and urban significance of the earliest freestanding (so-called triumphal) arches. Anne holds a Ph.D and M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Alberta.