• 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.

    • Ph.D. in Art History, The University of Texas at Austin (2016)
    • M.A. in Art History, The University of Texas at Austin (2007)
    • B.A. in Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Art History, Trinity University (2005)
    • "The Small Bath at Antiochia ad Cragum." In From Pirate Base to Roman City: The Excavations of Antiochia ad Cragum in Rough Cilicia: An Interim Report edited by Michael Hoff, Birol Can, and Rhys Townsend (Oxford: Oxbow Books, forthcoming January 2023).
    • "Alashia Reborn?: Replicating and 'Repatriating' Heritage in Cyprus." In New Approaches Towards Recording, Preserving, and Studying Cultural Heritage in Divided Cyprus: Problems and Opportunities, edited by Lâtife Summerer (forthcoming 2022)
    • Review of S. Langin-Hooper, Figurines in Hellenistic Babylonia: Miniaturization and Cultural Hybridity. (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2019), in Rhea Classical Reviews 2021.12.09.
    • Review of C. M. Draycott, R. Raja, K. E. Welch and W. T. Wooton (eds.), Visual Histories of the Classical World: Essays in Honour of R. R. R. Smith. Studies in Classical Archaeology, 4 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2018), in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2021.01.30.
    • "Altarnative: A Borderland Approach to Archaic East Greek Art." In Bordered Places | Bounded Times: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Turkey, edited by Emma L. Baysal and Leonidas Karakatsanis, 111-121. British Institute at Ankara Monograph Vol. 51. Oxford: The British Institute at Ankara, 2017.
    • Greek Art and Archaeology
    • Cultural and Artistic Interaction between Greece and the Near East
    • Ancient Persia, especially Achaemenid Anatolia
    • Visual Culture
    • Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies
    • Roman Art and Architecture

    Fall 2022:

    • CLAS-1304: Introduction to Classical Archaeology
    • CLAS-1305: Classical Mythology


    Spring 2023:

    • CLAS-1312: Greeks, Romans, and Persians
    • CLAS-1319: Monuments, Memory, and Power
    • GREK-1301: Elementary Classical Greek I


    • AIA Norma and Reuben Kershaw Lecturer in Near Eastern Archaeology, 2021-2022
    • Postdoctoral Fellow in Greek Archaeology, Department of Classics, Florida State University, 2020-2022
    • Fulbright U.S. Student Research Fellow in Turkey, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, 2012-2013
    • Graduate Summer Seminar Fellow, The Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University, 2006
    • ASOR Standing Session Co-Chair, "Art Historical Approaches to the Near East", 2022-present
    • ASOR Subcommittee Member, Early Career Scholars: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, 2021-present
    • Executive Editorial Board Member, Rhea Classical Reviews, 2022-present
    • Editorial Committee Member, Rhea Classical Reviews, 2022-present
    • Executive Board Member, Rhea Classical Reviews, 2021-2022