Gabriela Sotomayor

Director / Liberal Arts and School of Art History

Gabriela Sotomayor’s research interests lie predominantly in ancient luxury trade, Classical art and archaeology, as well as ancient jewellery. She completed her D.Phil (PhD) at the University of Oxford, where her research employed quantitative methods to study trends in Roman gem supply and use from the 1st century BC to the 4th century AD.

Following a BA in Art History and Archaeology from Washington University in St. Louis, she attained her MA in Greek and Roman Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, analyzing the jewelry of the Egyptian Fayum funerary portraits.

She studied in Florence, Italy, and Athens, Greece as a Gates Millennium Scholar, and has worked in and curated for art museums and galleries in the US, UK and Chile. In addition to her duties as the Director of Liberal Arts and the School of Art History, Gabriela teaches art history courses and advises BA, BFA, and MA thesis students, while continuing her research on ancient luxury trade in the Greco-Roman world.


Our Faculty

David C Riffert
Full-Time Faculty School of Art History
Stephen Williams
Full-Time Faculty School of Art History

Fall 2023 Part-Time Faculty

Faculty MemberEducational Background
Ellen SondagUniversity Illinois Champaign Urbana, Urbana, Illinois (Master of Arts, Art History)
Monica Neiman SotomayorUniversity of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Master of Fine Arts, Glass )
Kimberly SelvaggiUniversity College London, London, United Kingdom (Master of Science, Conserv for Archae & Museums )

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