Jennifer Roberson

Letha Ch'ien

Assistant Professor of Art History

Office and Phone

Office: Art 105
Phone: (707) 664-3040
Email: letha.chien@sonoma.edu

Dr. Letha Ch’ien researches identity and ideology in medieval and early modern imagery with a focus on Italian art. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and her B.A. from San José State University. Her work grounds theoretical explorations in archival documentation and material observation. She has received support from the Fulbright, Gladys Krieble Delmas, and Mabelle McLeod Lewis Foundations and participated in projects at the National Endowment for the Humanities and Townsend Center for the Humanities.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2014
    History of Art

  • B.A., San José State University 2005
    Art History

Courses Teaching at SSU

  • ArtH 160a/b: Cave Paintings to Picasso
    ArtH 442: Later Italian Renaissance