Crispin Corrado is a classical archaeologist specializing in Roman art. Her major research interests and publications focus on Roman wall painting, sculpture, and domestic and tomb architecture. Professor Corrado has fieldwork experience in Pompeii and has worked in a curatorial capacity in the departments of ancient art at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Vatican Museums. Professor Corrado has assisted in the creation and implementation of exhibitions of ancient art, co-authored catalogs, written books and articles, and presented guest lectures in her areas of expertise. Her current projects include the reinvestigation of the Monument of Eurysaces in Rome (article in progress) and a textbook on Roman civilization.
Courses taught: Ancient Cities: Rome, Ostia, Pompeii (AH 190), Ancient Rome and Its Monuments (AH 290), Who Owns Antiquity? (AH 399 and Honors), and the MA course Ancient Roman and Mediterranean Mural Painting (AH 611)
Merry and Jovial: Reconsidering the Effigies Immortalis and the Commemoration of Roman Boys. Oxford Archaeopress/British Archaeological Reports (2013).
“The ‘Zebra Stripe’ Design: An Investigation of Roman Wall Painting in the Periphery” in Rivista di Studi Pompeiani, Vol. XII (2003), pp. 53 - 94.
Rethinking the Romans: New Views of Ancient Sculpture. Exhibition Notes, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (2001). Co-author.
The Classical Collection of the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago (1999). Co-author.