Dillon Gisch is currently a PhD Candidate in Classical Archaeology at Stanford University, and, beginning in September 2020, he will be a Predoctoral Rome Prize Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. His dissertation investigates how ancient viewers understood replication and difference in images of "modest Venus" in the Roman world. He also has broad interests in Hellenistic and Roman visual culture; social archaeology and art history; the historiographies of classical art and archaeology; gender and ethnicity; collecting, museum, and heritage ethics; and humanistic data science. One portion of his ongoing dissertation research has been featured on The Europe Center's website.
Previously, he received his BA in Classical Studies and Art History with Distinction (summa cum laude) from the University of Washington (Seattle). He has worked as a gallerist of early modern and modern (1450–1970) European, American, and Japanese graphic art on paper at Davidson Galleries in Seattle. He has also excavated in central Italy at Poggio Civitate (Murlo) and Cosa.