The Catholic University of America

Dr. Stephanie Layton Kim

Dr. Stephanie Layton Kim, Department of Greek and Latin  

Stephanie Layton Kim (BA, George Washington, Archaeology and Classics, 2003; MA, Florida State, Classical Archaeology, 2006; PhD, Virginia, Art History, Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, 2013), began as a Lecturer at CUA in spring 2011. While attending UVA, she received a Dupont Fellowship, a William Seitz Memorial Fellowship, a Nichols Scholars Tuition Award, and a teaching assistantship. She was the vice-president of the Charlottesville Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) in 2008-9. Her dissertation is entitled Performance and Visual Culture in Etruria: 7th-2nd Century BC, and her research interests include Etruscan iconography, Etruscan and Roman ceramics, the study of performance theory, and performance and play in the ancient world.  Dr. Layton Kim has excavated primarily at the Etruscan, Roman, and medieval site of Cetamura del Chianti in Italy from 2003-7, functioning in various roles that include Assistant Site Director and Lab Director.  She will be working there again in the upcoming 2014 summer dig season. She has published on the bucchero pottery from Cetamura in Etruscan Studies (v. 12, 21-60) and has presented on the discoveries made at Cetamura at meetings of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS, 2006) and at the AIA annual meeting (2007). Her teaching experience includes courses in archaeology, art history, classics and Latin.  Dr. Layton Kim was promoted to Adjunct Assistant Professor in fall 2016.

courses taught and upcoming

Fall 2016
  • CLAS 318, Roman Art and Architecture

Sample past courses

  • CLAS 190, Archaeology of the Classical World
  • CLAS 125, The Archaeology of Daily Life in Ancient Greece and Rome
  • CLAS 317, Greek Art and Architecture
  • CLAS 318, Roman Art and Architecture

Selected recent Conference Presentations

  • “Greek and Etruscan Death and the Afterlife,” CAMWS, Iowa City, IA (2013)
  • “Liminal Creatures and Spaces: Understanding the Etruscan Underworld,” Cleveland Graduate Symposium, Cleveland, OH (2011)
  • “Betwixt and Between: The Liminal Roles of Vanth and Charun in Etruscan Iconography,” CAMWS, Southern Section, Richmond, VA (2010)
  • “Research at Cetamura del Chianti (Civitamura), 2001-2006,” AIA, San Diego, CA (2007)
  • “Bucchero Pottery from Cetamura del Chianti,” CAMWS, Gainesville, FL (2006)