Professor, Art History
Brownson Hall, Room 214
Megan Cifarelli, professor of art history, specializes in the art and archeology 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 archeological 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, the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, and Iranica Antiqua. She is currently serving as a national lecturer for the Archeological Institute of American, and field editor for book reviews on Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art for the College Art Association’s caareviews.org.
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.