Ann Feuerbach '90
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Dr. Ann Feuerbach earned an undergraduate degree in anthropology/art history with a minor in fine arts at Hofstra in 1990. She then pursued a master's degree at New York University and traveled overseas to garner more academic accolades, receiving a second bachelor's degree and master's degree, in addition to a doctoral degree, at the University College London, Institute of Archaeology. While in London, her research interests grew to include the study and conservation of art and artifacts, particularly the production of crucible "Damascus" steel swords from Central Asia. She currently serves as adjunct assistant professor of anthropology at Hofstra.
Ann has traveled throughout the world pursuing her research interests, most recently examining arms and armor collections in museums in Northern India and undertaking archaeological excavations in Turkmenistan, Russian Northern Caucasus, Western Siberia, Cyprus, and Bulgaria, among other places.
Dr. Feuerbach has published several scholarly articles, including "The Conservation of Wet Medieval Window Glass" and "Crucible Damascus Steel: A Fascination of Almost 2,000 Years." In her spare time, she enjoys pondering the relationship between people and objects and spending time with her husband, Pete.