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Andrew Szegedy-Maszak

Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek

Downey House, 294 High Street, 123

Professor of Classical Studies

Downey House, 294 High Street, 123

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Downey House, 294 High Street, 123

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BA University of Michigan
MA Princeton University
MAA Wesleyan University
PHD Princeton University

Andrew Szegedy-Maszak

Greek history and historiography, classical mythology and the history of photography - and the connections among all these -  are embodied in the research and teaching of Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, of Wesleyan University's Classical Studies Department. He is author of more than 40 articles on the ancient Greeks and on photography. His current project is a study of the representation of Classical sites by 19th-century photographers, a theme he discussed in 2005 when he co-authored Antiquity and Photography for the J. Paul Getty Museum. The same year he wrote "An American on the Acropolis: William James Stillman" for the journal History of Photography. He wrote the text for a book on the American photographer Paul Strand – Toward a Deeper Understanding: Paul Strand at Work (Steidl-Pace/MacGill: 2007). More recently,he wrote the text for Photographing Ina (Steidl: 2016), a collection of portraits by the renowned photographer, Philip Trager.

Szegedy-Maszak is among the first faculty at Wesleyan, and in the nation, to teach a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for Coursera. His course is "The Ancient Greeks," and he was interviewed about it here.

Andrew Szegedy-Maszak earned his B.A. in Classics at the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. at Princeton University. Since 1973 he has been on the faculty at Wesleyan University, where he is now Professor of Classical Studies and Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek. He has also held visiting professorships at UCLA, Dartmouth and the Yale School of Drama. He has been a guest scholar in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. He has won the American Philological Association's award for excellence in the teaching of Classics, as well as the Wesleyan University award for teaching excellence. In 1998-99 he was the "250th Anniversary Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching" at Princeton. In 2012-13 he was Wesleyan’s first Distinguished Teaching Fellow.

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