Anne LaGatta is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History and a recipient of the Visual Studies Graduate Certificate. Her field of study is Greek and Roman art. Anne’s dissertation project, entitled “‘The Most Beautiful and Enduring Images’: Visual Culture in the Principate of Tiberius,” explores how the Roman emperor Tiberius used art and architecture to fashion his own image and identity as princeps beyond the shadow of Augustus. Synthesizing the evidence of Tiberius’ portraiture, coinage, building projects, and luxury arts, the project aims to shed light on the ways in which the enigmatic emperor represented himself to his subjects and inner circle. Research on the dissertation has been supported by a Ralph and Jean Hovel Travel Award and the Visual Studies Research Institute. Anne’s more general research areas are Roman sculpture (particularly imperial portraiture), Latin historiography, and political rhetoric and propaganda in Roman art. She has presented her work multiple times at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies. Anne has held internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Academy in Rome, and the Walters Art Museum. She graduated cum laude from New York University in 2016 with a B.A. in Art History and Classics.


  • BA , New York University, 5/2016