Carolyn M. Laferrière

Associate Curator of Ancient Mediterranean Art
(609) 258-5828

Carolyn M. Laferrière was appointed Assistant Curator of Ancient Mediterranean Art at the Princeton University Art Museum in 2022. She is the author of Divine Music in Archaic and Classical Greek Art: Seeing the Songs of the Gods, published in 2024 with Cambridge University Press. Before coming to the Art Museum, she was a postdoctoral scholar and teaching fellow at the Center for the Premodern World and the Department of Classics at the University of Southern California (2020–22). There, she taught courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, oversaw a lecture series on Iconoclasm in the Premodern World, and played a crucial role in organizing The Silk Roads: Connecting Communities, Markets, and Minds Since Antiquity, an exhibition on view at Doheny Library. Previously, she was a postdoctoral associate with Archaia, Yale University’s program for the interdisciplinary study of the ancient world, and a lecturer in the Departments of the History of Art and Classics. In 2018–19, she curated Sights and Sounds of Ancient Ritual at the Yale University Art Gallery. She earned a BA summa cum laude in Art History, Classics & Religion from Carleton University, an MA in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from the University of British Columbia, and an MA, MPhil, and PhD in History of Art from Yale University.