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PhD, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (2005)
MA, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (2000)
BA, Moscow State University (History) (1993)

Recent Courses

Art And The World I I
Art History Senior Thesis Senior Thesis Art History
S/T: Masterpieces At The Metropolitan Museum ( Met )

Research Interests

Greek and Roman art and archaeology and that of Greek and Roman colonization in particular; cultural, religious, and social history and art of the Greek colonies in the Northern Black Sea area and interactions between the Greeks and the Barbarians; problems of Greek and Roman cultures outside Greece and Italy and related issues of ethnic and cultural identity; Greek, Roman and indigenous art and archaeology on the territories north of the Alps; archaeology and art of the nomadic tribes of the Eurasian Steppes; theater culture and popular entertainment in the Ancient Mediterranean and along the Silk Road; marionette theater in Antiquity and in Middle Ages.


Rachel Mairs and Maya Muratov (2015). Archaeologists, Tourists, Interpreters: Exploring Egypt and the Near East in the Late 19th–Early 20th Centuries. London and New York, United Kingdom: Bloomsbury.

Invited Presentation/Lecture

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Maya Muratov (2011, May). "A Mount, a Well, a Horse, and a Goddess: Recent Archaeological Investigations on the Temenos of Pantikapaion". Invited talk, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University.

Maya Muratov (2011, January). "In the Shadow of Theatre: Certain aspects of the popular entertainment in Antiquity". Invited talk, Roman Discussion Forum, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford.

Rachel Mairs and Maya Muratov (2011, January). "Interpreters of foreign languages in the ancient world: from the Nile to the Steppe". Invited talk, Corpus Christi Classics Seminar: Communication and exchange in multilingual societies from Gaul to Central Asia, University of Oxford.

Maya Muratov (2010, January). "From the Steppes and into the City: Graeco-Scythian Sanctuary on the Acropolis of Pantikapaion". Conference: Eurasian Steppes as Contact Zone, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.

Maya Muratov (2010, January). "Life and Afterlife of the Cult of Dionysos in the Bosporan Kingdom". 111th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Anaheim.

Maya Muratov (2009, January). "Coroplastic Traditions in the Bosporan Kingdom (Northern Black Sea Area)". 110th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Philadelphia.

Conference Presentations/Papers

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Maya Muratov (2012). "With Strings Attached: Puppet Theater as Popular Entertainment in Antiquity". In Locating Popular Culture in the Ancient World (conference). School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Maya Muratov (2012). "A Headless Half-Horse, Three Bottomless Amphorae, and a few Scythian Arrows on the Temenos of Pantikapaion: Sacrifice or Magic?". In "Religion in Pieces," Conference sponsored by the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions. Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University.

Maya Muratov (2012). "Sign or Image, Signature or Portrait? Tamga Signs in the Bosporan Kingdom.". In "Double stories — Double lives: Reflecting on Textual Objects in the Pre-Print World" (conference). Yale University.

Maya Muratov and Tatiana Ilyina (2009). "Between Art and Craft: Plastic Vases and Terracotta Figurines from Pantikapaion". In Bosporan Phenomenon: Art on the Periphery of the Ancient World. St. Petersburg, Russia.

Maya Muratov (2008). "Aphrodite, Isis, Eileithyia: Dedications, Representations, or Instruments of Magic?". In 109th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America. Chicago.

Maya Muratov (2003). "The Palace Temple on the Acropolis of Pantikapaion and its Terracotta Figurines". In 104th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America. New Orleans.