Heather Turnbow, Ph.D. Headshot


  • Art
  • School

  • Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art
  • Expertise

  • Art History
  • Greek and Roman archaeology
  • Late Antique/Early Christian art
  • Biography

    Heather Turnbow specializes in Greek, Roman, and Early Christian art and archaeology, with a particular focus on the Eastern Mediterranean region. Her courses at the Catholic University of America explore Greek and Roman funerary practices, religious diversity in Late Antiquity, Early Christian iconography, as well as introductory surveys of art history. Turnbow was involved with archaeological excavation at Aphrodisias in Turkey from 2004 to 2010, and has published several articles on sarcophagi in Roman Asia Minor. She has also worked with the Institute for Aegean Prehistory, and various museums, galleries, and auction houses in Washington, DC. While completing her Ph.D. at the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University, she received a number of scholarly awards including the Olivia James Traveling Fellowship from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the Bothmer Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.