John Senseney

Associate Professor

I'm an historian of the architecture of the ancient Mediterranean world. I've written on topics including Archaic Greek construction and engineering; how the making of things impacted how Greeks understood bodies, the universe, and perception; and how Romans changed the world through highly original adaptations of Greek objects, thought, approaches to form creation, and models of architectural and artistic patronage. I'm the author of The Art of Building in the Classical World: Vision, Craftsmanship, and Linear Perspective in Greek and Roman Architecture (Cambridge University Press, 2013), among several article-length studies. My current research on ancient architecture and religion has been sponsored by a National Endowment for the Humanities ARIT Senior Fellowship, as well as other funding sources. In addition to my research and teaching in the Department of History, I have an appointment in the School of Art, and I currently serve as Dean's Fellow for Research in the College of Fine Arts.

I've been a Wildcat since my freshman year at the University of Arizona, when I lived in Arizona/Sonora dorm. Beyond that, I've had brief stops at the University of California at Santa Barbara (where I earned my Ph.D.) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (where I was tenured). I consider the McKale Center the center of the world, and my greatest honor a parking permit at Cherry Avenue Garage.