- Visiting Assistant Professor , Classical Studies
Leticia R. Rodriguez (PhD, Art History, The University of Texas at Austin) is Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology in the Department of Classical Studies at Trinity University. Previously she served as Postdoctoral Fellow in Greek Archaeology at Florida State University (2020-2022). She has also held appointments in Art History and Classics at the University of California, Davis; in Art History at Santa Clara University; and at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey where she served as Assistant Professor of Humanities.
Leticia specializes in the art and archaeology of ancient Greek and Near Eastern worlds, with a particular focus on cultural and artistic interactions in Western Asia (e.g., Ionians, Phrygians, Lydians, Persians). Her current book project, East Greek Art Decolonized: Borderland Vision and Experience in Ionia and Western Anatolia, Seventh to Fifth Centuries BCE, constitutes a critical reappraisal of visual and material culture produced and consumed in Archaic Ionia, especially under Achaemenid Persian hegemony, utilizing contemporary borderlands theory to reveal more nuanced ways of thinking about art and identity associated with the discursive 'margins' of the ancient world.
An art historian and an active archaeologist, Leticia has been involved in excavation and survey at sites in both Greece and Turkey. Since 2019 she has worked at Antiochia ad Cragum, an ASOR-affiliated field school on Turkey’s southern coast where she supervises the excavation of a Roman bath complex. She is also conducting research at the Aegean site of Assos, where she is examining material emerging from a newly uncovered Kybele sanctuary.