Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar
Dr. Jenny R. Kreiger
Dr. Jenny R. Kreiger is the University of Oregon’s new Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar (MPS), a position funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of the initiative, Leveraging GLAM Assets in Research, Teaching, and Learning: Faculty Fellowships to Advance Library-Museum Collaboration. Jenny’s position is the first joint appointment of the UO Libraries and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.
Jenny received her PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology and a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Michigan. She also holds a BA in Classical Studies from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. Her dissertation, The Business of Commemoration: A Comparative Study of Italian Catacombs, deals with social and economic interaction in cemeteries in late antique Italy, and it won a ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award from the University of Michigan. Over the course of her graduate studies, she received a Fulbright Graduate Student Grant from the US-Italy Fulbright Commission and a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. In 2017-18, she worked as a Graduate Intern at the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles on initiatives relating to global art history, digital art history, and art conservation. Her research interests include ancient Mediterranean art, Roman funerary epigraphy, social networks, and the digital humanities.