Professor of Art History
Dey joined the Hunter College faculty in August, 2010. Before arriving at Hunter, Dey held a two-year Rome Prize Fellowship in Ancient/Medieval Studies at the American Academy in Rome, and a one-year Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts of the National Gallery in Washington, DC. He received his Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan in 2006.
Dey is the author of a monograph entitled The Aurelian Wall and the Refashioning of Imperial Rome, A.D. 271-855 (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and the co-editor (with Elizabeth Fentress) of Western monasticism ante litteram. The spaces of monastic observance in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, forthcoming in 2011 from Brepols Press. His articles have appeared in publications such as The Journal of Roman Archaeology, Early Medieval Europe, The Journal of Late Antiquity, and Antiquité Tardive. The primary focus of his research is on architecture and urbanism in the Latin West in late antiquity (ca. 250 – 800 CE), with particular emphasis on the ideological and practical considerations that progressively reshaped the urban paradigms prevalent in the Roman period. He also maintains an active interest in the history and material culture of early monasticism in the western Mediterranean, and is a principal collaborator in the underwater excavations of the harbor of Caesarea Maritima in Israel.
Dey’s courses at Hunter will include surveys of Bronze Age, Greek, Roman and late-antique/early Christian art and architecture, as well as upper-level courses and seminars on western urbanism from Rome to the Renaissance; the city of Rome; art and agency; and monastic art and architecture.