Amanda Lazarus

Art, Art History and Visual Studies

Amanda Lazarus is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University, where she specializes in Greek and Roman sculpture and Classical archaeology. Under the direction of Dr. Sheila Dillon, Amanda is writing a dissertation entitled, “Female Youths on Classical Attic Tombstones: an Iconographic and Sociohistorical Study of Female Infants, Children and Adolescents in the Cemeteries of Athens,” which employs iconographic analysis to parse the identities—and their socio-economical, political, and ideological meaning(s)—of the female youths that appear on Attic tombstones through the late 5th and 4th centuries BCE. Amanda uses NVivo, a portable software that supports qualitative research, both to house her database and to explore connections across these funerary monuments through their iconography, date of production, type, and site of discovery.