Ana Nieves working with RTI on location
Associate Professor, Art History
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
Art and architecture of the ancient Americas, specifically the Andean region.
Courses Taught
Introduction to Art History I
Ancient Mesoamerican Art and Architecture
Ancient South American Art and Architecture
Peru Study Tour
Art of Latin America (1810-present)
Art and Ritual
Research Interests
Andean art; Nasca and Paracas iconography; Peruvian rock art and geoglyphs

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

Master of Arts in Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Bachelor of Arts in Art, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA

Selected Publications

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, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 207-218.

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

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

Room FA 206A
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Spring 2023 Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 10:45-11:15 a.m. and 2:10-2:40 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:40-11:40 a.m.
Main Campus