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Nancy Klein


Associate Professor
Department of Architecture
National Endowment for the Humanities, 2005

Dr. Nancy Klein is a classical archaeologist and architectural historian who explores the built environment of the ancient Mediterranean world. In her archaeological fieldwork, she is part of a multidisciplinary team examining the relationship of architecture, society, and material culture at the Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age site of Kavousi Vronda, Crete, and is co-author of two volumes presenting the results of this research. Dr. Klein is an authority on ancient Greek architecture and has published articles and book chapters on early Greek architecture, the development of the classical orders, and construction methods. Her current research project re-examines the archaeological and architectural evidence for the archaic/early classical sanctuary on the Acropolis of Athens. By using innovative approaches to documenting and interpreting fragmentary physical remains, this research offers a fundamentally new understanding of the architectural development of the Acropolis. This research has been supported by funding from the Fulbright Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Klein received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan (A.B. Classical Studies and French) and an M.A. and Ph. D. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College.  She has participated in archaeological fieldwork in England, France, Greece, and the United States. Dr. Klein has taught at Indiana University, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, DePauw University, and the University of Missouri. She is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at Texas A&M University, where she teaches courses in art and architectural history and theory.