Dillon Gisch is currently a PhD Candidate in Classical Archaeology at Stanford University and Arthur Ross / Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Rome Prize Fellow at 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 the analysis of humanistic legacy data.
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. Portions of his ongoing dissertation research have been featured by The Europe Center and the American Academy in Rome.