Savannah Sather Marquardt studies art and material culture of ancient Mediterranean, with a focus on archaic and classical Greece. Through a posthumanist lens, her research centers on depictions and experiences of the divine. She has a particular interest in “affective” images, votive offering, and presocratic philosophy.
Savannah received her B.A. in Classics from Princeton University and her M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, where her Qualifying Paper examined cosmic division between human and non-human animals and the “prehistory” of animal sacrifice in myth, philosophy, and votive reliefs. She has excavated for multiple seasons in northeastern Greece at the Molyvoti, Thrace Archaeological Project.