In Memoriam: Natalie Boymel Kampen, 1944-2012

Natalie Kampen, professor emerita at Barnard College in New York City, died on August 12 at her home in Wakefield, Rhode Island. She was 68 years old.

Dr. Kampen was an expert on Roman art and architecture but she was also a scholar on issues relating to gender. She held bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University and a Ph.D. in art history from Brown University. She taught at the University of Rhode Island from 1969 to 1988 and then taught at Barnard College for more than two decades. At Barnard, she was the inaugural holder of the Barbara Novak Chair in Art History and Women’s Studies and headed the women’s studies program from 1988 to 1995.

After retiring from Barnard in 2010, she returned to Rhode Island and was a visiting professor of Roman art and architecture at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University. Her latest book, published by Cambridge University Press in 2009, was Family Fictions in Roman Art. Earlier books included Sexuality in Ancient Art (Cambridge University Press, 1996) and Women in the Classical World (Oxford University Press, 1995).

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