Diana Ng received her Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology in 2007 from the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her dissertation, Manipulation of Memory: Public Buildings and Decorative Programs in the Roman Cities of Asia Minor, explores depictions of local myths and civic cults and their role in shaping and promoting advantageous civic identities for Asian cities of the first through third centuries AD.
Diana’s research interests include public architecture and its decoration, public ceremonies and rituals, urbanism, intercity relationships, and the archaeology of Turkey. She has excavated at the site of Murlo, Italy, and worked with the Yeronisos Island Expedition in Cyprus.
Diana received her B.A. in Classics-Fine Arts from New York University in 2000. She grew up in southern California.