Owen Doonan is Professor of Art History and a specialist in Ancient Art and Archaeology. He began his teaching career at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey (1992-1995), followed by appointments to University of Illinois-Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2003 has taught at CSUN, where he regularly teaches Western Art History, ancient art of the Middle East, Greece and Rome, and advanced courses in Exhibition Design, Art Historiography, and Landscapes, Art and Culture. He has organized exhibitions on Women’s Art of Anatolia, Azimuth/ Ascension, Tunisian Contemporary Art, Six Women Artists from the Middle East, Stone Sounds: Echoes of 4000 years at Sinop Kale, and Images of Mithridates VI, Rogue and Hero.

Doonan is founding chair of the Archaeological Institute of America's Anatolia Interest Group, former chair of the Eastern Europe and Eurasia Interest Group, was recognized as the AIA’s Hanfmann Lecturer and serves on the Fellowships Committee. An active field archaeologist Doonan has excavated in Italy, Greece, Spain and Israel and since 1996 he has directed the Sinop (Türkiye) Regional Archaeological Project. Author of 50+ books and articles, and 160+ conference presentations and public lectures, he has been awarded grants from the NEH, NSF, National Geographic Society, the Getty Foundation and the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung. In 2022-23 he held the Consortium Professorship at the Getty Research Institute.

  • Ph.D. 1993, Brown University
  • M.A. 1989, Tufts University
  • B.A. 1986, Tufts University

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