Assistant Professor of Art History

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Serdar Yalcin is a specialist in the art and archeology of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean with a special focus on the Bronze and Iron Age cultures of Mesopotamia, Syria and Anatolia. His research interests include art and identity, gender and representation, artistic interconnections in the ancient world, and western antiquarianism and the formation of the European and American antiquities collections. Prior to Macalester, Dr. Yalcin taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in ancient and western art history, and museum studies at Columbia University and Parsons School of Design in New York. He has been awarded fellowships and awards from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pierpont Morgan Library, Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, and the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in Istanbul. His current book project is on the expression of identity in the Mesopotamian and Syrian cylinder seals, ca. 1550 – 1050 B.C. In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Yalcin is also an active member of the Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments and Tarsus-Gözlükule Excavation Projects.

Course offerings include:

ART 160 – Art of the West I
ART 280 – Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt
ART 281 – Art and Architecture of Ancient Near East
ART 282 – Art and Architecture of the Islamic World
ART 283 – Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece and Rome
ART 284 – Art and Architecture of Byzantium and Medieval Europe
ART 285 – Making of Imperial Cities: Babylon, Rome, and Constantinople
ART 380 – Art and Iconoclasm from the Ancient World to Early Modern Era

B.A. Boğaziçi University, Istanbul (2002)
M.A. Boğaziçi University, Istanbul (2005)
Ph.D. Columbia University, New York (2014)