Tiziana D'Angelo received her Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from Harvard University in 2013 and she is currently a Temporary Lecturer in Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Classics (2014-2018). Prior to that, she was Jane and Morgan Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in the Department of Greek and Roman Art (2013-2014), and a Predoctoral Fellow at the Getty Research Institute (2012-2013). In 2004, Tiziana received her B.A. in Classics from the Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy. In 2007, she earned an M.Phil. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Oxford, writing a thesis on “The iconology of Macedonian tomb paintings”.
Tiziana's primary research interests include Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art and archaeology, ancient wall painting and its reception during the nineteenth and twentieth century, funerary architecture and iconography, Greek and Latin epigraphy, and ancient ethnic and cultural identity. She has delivered papers and published articles related to these fields.
Her doctoral dissertation, entitled “Painting death with the colors of life: funerary wall painting in South Italy (IV-II BCE)”, explores the phenomenon of the diffusion of polychrome wall painting in funerary contexts from Southern Italy during the critical period that spans the crisis of Greek hegemony to the consolidation of Roman power. She spent the academic year 2011-2012 in Italy, where she had the opportunity to gain direct access to the tomb paintings and related archive materials, and to investigate thoroughly their archaeological contexts.
During her postgraduate studies, Tiziana held research fellowships in Cambridge (St. John's College), Oxford (St. Hugh's College), Rome (Phi Beta Kappa Society), Los Angeles (Getty Research Institute), and Berlin (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut), and she received other grants and awards which allowed her to travel extensively across the Mediterranean and conduct her research and on-site fieldwork. As a graduate student, she also worked as a Teaching Fellow in the Department of the Classics at Harvard and at the Harvard Summer School, she served as the 2010-2011 Agnes Mongan Curatorial Intern at the Harvard Art Museums, and she excavated in Turkey and Italy.