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 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.