Francesca Tronchin is a graduate of Smith College and earned her MA and PhD from Boston University, having studied classical art and archaeology. She has excavated in Israel, Greece, and Italy and has worked in American museums. For fifteen years, Francesca has taught at the university level. Her publications include numerous book reviews, as well as scholarly articles on the art and archaeology of Pompeii, Roman sculpture, Roman domestic architecture, and classical receptions. Her photographs of archaeological sites and museums have appeared in various academic and popular publications.