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Valeria Riedemann Lorca

Lecturer Part-Time
Affiliate Instructor
Valeria Riedemann L.

Contact Information

Office Hours: 
Fridays 10.30-12, Denny Hall (Department of Classics)


D.Phil., Classical Archaeology, University of Oxford (2016)
M.A., Comparative Art and Archaeology, University College London (2010)
M.Phil., Theory and History of Art, Universidad de Chile (2008)
B.A., Philosophy, Universidad de Chile (2004)
Advanced Diploma in Egyptology, Universidad de Alcalá (2021)

Valeria Riedemann is originally from Chile, where she initiated her studies in Philosophy, Aesthetics, and History of Art at Universidad de Chile. After obtaining her Master’s degree in Theory and History of Art, she received a Chilean Government scholarship (Becas Chile) to pursue further graduate studies in the United Kingdom. She earned an MA in Comparative Art and Archaeology at University College London (2010), followed by a DPhil in Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford (2016) with a thesis entitled "Greek Myths Abroad: A Comparative Regional Study of Their Funerary Uses in Fourth-Century BC Apulia and Etruria" (supervised by Prof. R.R.R. Smith).

During her academic career, Valeria has been a member of the British School at Athens (2010), and a Wiener-Anspach Fellow Researcher at the Centre de Recherches en Archéologie et Patrimoine (CReA-Patrimoine Research Centre) at Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium (2014). She has excavated in Italy and Turkey and is the author of various research papers, articles, and book reviews related to Greek, Apulian, and Etruscan art. 

Valeria has recently been awarded a DAI-AIA Research Fellowship at the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut in Berlin (summer 2023) to work on her upcoming monograph Funerary Amazonomachies in Pre-Roman Italy: Tomb Contexts, Materiality, and Uses in Apulia and Etruria (Warren Moon Series in Art and Archaeology; A. Emerson and M. Stansbury O’Donnell (eds.), University of Wisconsin Press).

Valeria is currently an Affiliate Instructor at the University of Washington (Department of Classics) and she also teaches Art History, Anthropology, and Visual Communication courses at the Northwest College of Art & Design in Tacoma. 

Courses Taught

Additional Courses

ART H/ CL AR 447 - The Archaeology of Early Italy (Spring 2023)

CL AR/ ART H 342 - Roman Art & Archaeology (Autumn 2023)


Professional Affiliations: 
Archaeological Institute of America, Northwest College of Art & Design, University of Washington

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