Elizabeth R. Macaulay



Assistant Professor



City University of New York


Elizabeth Macaulay is Assistant Professor and the Acting Executive Officer of the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies at the Graduate Center, the City University of New York. She is interested in the gardens and architecture of the Middle East and North Africa in the Classical and Islamic periods, as well as in their reception. She has published on a wide range of topics, from the topography of Roman Damascus to the reception of ancient architecture in New York City. Her books include Housing the New Romans: Architectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World (Oxford 2017) and Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic Palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the Late 18th and 19th Centuries (Manar al-Athar / ASOR, 2018). She is the deputy director of the open-access photo-archive and co-director of the Upper Egypt Mosque Project.