LSU Art History Professor Selected for Prestigious Fellowship

(Baton Rouge) – The LSU College of Art and Design is pleased to announce that Justin Walsh, an assistant professor of art history, has been selected for the Institute for Classical Architecture and Classical America’s Arthur Ross Advanced Research Fellowship. He received the grant for his research on “The Consumption of Athenian Pottery in Ancient Sicily: Evidence from Fifth-Century BCE Morgantina.”

Walsh, who joined the LSU faculty in 2006, was one of two candidates to receive the inaugural fellowship from the Institute, which promotes research in classical art and architecture. The grant will help fund Walsh’s research in Sicily later this year. His research will culminate in a scholarly publication for Morgantina Studies, published by Princeton University Press, as well as an article for the Institute’s journal, The Classicist.

“Justin’s recent activities clearly illustrate his value to his discipline, art history, and to the School of Art here at LSU,” said Stuart Baron, director of the School of Art.

Walsh received his Ph.D. in art history from the University of Virginia in 2006, and his M.A. in ancient and Medieval art and archaeology from the University of Minnesota. He has a B.A. in Classics from Vanderbilt. In his brief academic career, he has received numerous awards and fellowships for his research.