Megan Cifarelli, professor of art history, specializes in the art and archaeology of the Ancient Near East. She teaches a broad range of courses in the art of the ancient world, including the arts of ancient Mesopotamia, Iran, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Her research is currently focused on the archaeological remains of the site of Hasanlu, Iran, specifically the role that personal ornaments and jewelry in the performance of gender among the Hasanlu's elite. Her research has been published in journals such as Art Bulletin, Cambridge Archaeological Journal, and the Journal of Near Eastern Studies. She is currently serving as a national lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America.
Art History and Archaeology, Master of Arts, Ph.D., Columbia University
Bachelor of Arts, University of Notre Dame
ArticleCo-author, with Ali Binandeh and Kazem Mollezadeh
A Decorated Bronze Belt from Gargul, Iran,
ArticleCo-author, with Roberto Dan and Manuel Castelluccia
Copper Alloy Belts at Hasanlu, Iran: A case study in hybridization and heteroglossia in material culture,
Gender, Personal Adornment, and Costly Signaling in the Iron Age Burials of Hasanlu, Iran.
Entangled Relations over Geographical and Gendered Space: Multi-Component Personal Ornaments at Hasanlu,
Summer 2014, 2012, Summer Research Stipend, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY;
2005-2007 Project Humanist, NEH Implementation Grant, The Children’s Museum of Manhattan;
1996-1997 J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art and the Humanities;
1994-1995 Norbert Schimmel Dissertation Fellowship, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY;
1993-1994 Whiting Dissertation Fellowship, Columbia University;
1992-1993 Whitney Fellowship, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY;
1991-1992 President’s Fellowship, Columbia University;
1990-1991 Norbert Schimmel Fellowship, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY;
1990 Columbia University Summer Travel Grant;
1989 Kevorkian Curatorial Fellowship, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY;
1987-1992 Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities; Columbia University Faculty Fellowship.