Margaret Kurkoski is a Ph.D. candidate who studies Roman art history and archaeology. Although her research interests are wide-ranging, she currently focuses on the art of Roman Asia Minor, particularly material from the 1st and 2nd centuries C.E.
Margaret received a B.A. in classical languages from Smith College. Following her graduation in 2012, she taught at Akdeniz Üniversitesi in southwest Turkey with the support of a Fulbright grant. Margaret then returned to Smith College as the Brown Foundation Post-Baccalaureate Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Art, where she helped to envision, organize, and curate the Art of the Ancient World gallery during the Museum's two-year gallery redesign project. She has also taken part in the Pompeii Quadriporticus Project, a thorough archaeological investigation of this previously understudied monument.