Jennifer Roberson

Letha Ch'ien

Assistant Professor of Art History

Office and Phone

Office: Art 105
Phone: (707) 664-3040

Dr. Letha Ch'ien researches identity and ideology in medieval and early modern imagery with a focus on Italian art. Her book project concentrates on Marcian imagery from the late medieval Basilica San Marco through the Renaissance Scuola Grande di San Marco in Venice.   Her work grounds theoretical exploration 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 Taught at SSU

  • ARTH 160A/B Art Here, There, Then, Now
    ARTH 432 Post-Millennial Issues in Medieval Art
    ARTH 442 The Self-Conscious Italian Renaissance 
    ARTH 444 Northern Renaissance Art
    ARTH 450 Baroque: Object to Artwork
    ARTH 480 Race and European Art