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Eric De Sena

Lecturer in Art History

Eric De Sena is a classical archaeologist/art historian from Westchester county who lived/worked in Europe for 20 years. He holds a PhD from University of Bradford, an MA from University of Illinois, and a BA from the University at Albany, SUNY.

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While in Rome, De Sena served as assistant/associate professor of ancient art and archaeology of John Cabot University in Rome, Italy and chaired JCU’s art history program; he also taught as an adjunct professor for the Rome campuses of Saint Mary’s College, Duquesne University and Loyola University Chicago. In addition to academic positions, De Sena was a research associate and curator of the museum collection at the American Academy in Rome and Director/CEO of the American Research Center in Sofia, Bulgaria.

He has conducted archaeological research on the Palatine Hill in Rome, at Ostia Antica, and in the House of the Surgeon in Pompeii. De Sena’s research and teaching interests focus on the history, art, and culture of the Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans, ancient social and economic history, cultural identity in the Roman Empire, and the transition between the Late Roman and Early Christian periods. He returned to New York in August 2018.