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Art History
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-4916
Art and architecture of the Ancient Americas, specifically the Andean region.
Courses Taught
Introduction to Art History I
Art and Architecture of the Ancient Americas
Andean Art and Architecture
Art of Latin America
African and Oceanic Art
Peru Study Tour
Research Interests
Andean art; Nasca and Paracas iconography; Peruvian rock art

Ph.D., Art History, The University of Texas at Austin

M.A., Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University

B.A., Art, Lynchburg College


Selected Publications


2016     "Quilcas en el Contexto de la Civilización Paracas." Colección Paracas: Joyas Sanmarquinas. Lima, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Fondo Editorial: 93-119.

2015      “The Seated Figure Iconographic Complex: The Definition Of A Descriptive Type In The Rock Art Of The Rio Grande De Nasca Drainage (Department Of Ica, Peru).” Rock Art Research 32 (2): 207-218.

2014     "Early Horizon and Early Intermediate Period Rock Art of the Nasca Valley (Department of Ica, Peru) /  Quilcas de los Períodos Horizonte Temprano e Intermedio Temprano del valle de Nasca (Departamento de Ica, Perú)" (co-authored: Gori Tumi Echevarría). Boletín de la Asociación Peruana de Arte Rupestre  6 (21): 911-925.

2014     “Análisis con RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging) en Dos Sitios con Quilcas del Perú, Tecnología, Deterioro y Conservación” (co-authored: Gori Tumi Echevarría). Arqueología y Sociedad 28: 289-304.

2014     “Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) at Two Petroglyph Sites in Peru: Manufacturing Techniques, Deterioration, and Conservation.” (co-authored: Gori Tumi Echevarría). In A Monograph of Rock Art Research and Protection.  Edited by Zhang Yasha, President of the Rock Art Research Association of China. Beijing, China Tibetology Publishing House: 204-226.

2009     "More Than Meets the Eye:  A Study of Two Nasca Symbols."  Andean Past 9: 229-247.

2006     "Reconstructing Ritual: Some Thoughts on the Location of Petroglyph Groups in the Nasca Valley, Peru.” In Space and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology. Edited by Elizabeth Robertson, Jeffery Seibert, Deepika Fernandez, and Marc Zender.  University of Calgary Press and University of New Mexico Press: 217-226.


Additional Information

Grants and Awards

NEIU Excellence Award in Teaching for 2013-14

Dumbarton Oaks Project Grant 2013-14



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