A scholar of Roman art and Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University, Margaret Kurkoski is primarily focused on the relationship between architecture and décor at ancient villas. Drawing from textual and archaeological sources, her work investigates how individual decisions concerning properties, whether enacted by patrons, architects, or laborers, generated dynamic messages for contemporaneous viewers over the centuries-long lives of these buildings.
In 2021, Margaret took part in the GradFUTURES Social Impact Fellowship Program, working at Reveal Digital (part of the not-for profit ITHAKA).
"I was excited to see how I could apply my qualitative research skills to a company that cares so deeply about Higher Ed access at multiple levels. At Reveal Digital, I am actively building online resources that will help colleges and universities across the country, featuring artists from underrepresented and underserved populations. [...] Even if you want to pursue a career in academia, a GradFUTURES Fellowship can help you develop the skills in administration and communication that are critical for any future career path." Read Margaret's GradFUTURES Fellowship story here!