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Anne Hunnell Chen

Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture. Anne Hunnell Chen’s areas of research interest include Roman provincial art and archaeology, global antiquity, and intercultural exchange. She previously taught at Yale University, where she was a postdoctoral associate; Hofstra University; Brown University; and Columbia University, where she earned her PhD and served as a teaching fellow. Courses taught covered subjects such as Roman art and archaeology in global context, pre-Islamic empires of Iran; introduction to ancient Near Eastern history; palaces of ancient Rome; and women and families in the ancient Mediterranean. She is currently working on the manuscript Tetrarchic Art, Architecture, and Ideology between East and West (284–324 CE). Professor Chen is the recipient of numerous awards and grants from Yale, Hofstra, and Columbia universities, as well as a World Learning Organization Grant from the U.S. State Department and the Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellowship, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Archaeological fieldwork includes excavations at the Roman palace of Emperor Galerius, at the Felix Romuliana UNESCO World Heritage Site in Serbia; and at the Romano-Iberian site of Iesso in Segarra Spain. Since 2015, she has overseen a digital documentation project cataloguing Roman archaeological sites throughout the Balkan region.

BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; MA, MPhil, PhD, Columbia University. At Bard since 2022.