The Roman art professor who won her field’s highest honor

Associate Professor of Art History Maggie Popkin

Case Western Reserve University faculty are no strangers to earning highly sought awards in their fields—things like Pulitzers, Guggenheims, Getty Fellowships and the like. Art historian Maggie Popkin, however, recently became the first CWRU professor to earn her field’s highest distinction: the Andrew Heiskell Rome Prize, a highly competitive fellowship that supports advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities.

Read about the Rome Prize.

Popkin specializes in ancient Roman art and architecture. Through the Rome Prize, she will travel to Italy to work on her project, “Souvenirs and the Experience of Empire in Ancient Rome.”

One of the Rome Prize judges wrote of her: “More than an excellent scholar with a terrific and original research project, Prof. Popkin combines an intellectual curiosity with a hunger for interdisciplinary engagement that is everything we look for in our Rome Prize Fellows.”

That’s what you should look for in your college professors. And you’ll find them in abundance at CWRU.