Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows
Art & Archaeology
Alexander Harper is the Link-Cotsen postdoctoral fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at Princeton University and Lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton. He received his PhD in art history from the University of Toronto. A specialist in medieval architecture, Alex is particularly interested in architecture and urbanism in late medieval southern Italy, new towns and planned communities, and social and economic histories of architecture. He currently is at work on a book manuscript tentatively titled Angevin Architecture and Urbanism in the Kingdom of Naples: State Building in Late Medieval Southern Italy that examines the architectural, urban, and institutional histories of new city projects in Abruzzo and Apulia initiated by the Angevin Kings of Naples during the second half the thirteenth century and beginning of the fourteenth.