Dr. Neville McFerrin
University of North Texas
Art History
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Education

PhD, University of Michigan, 2015.
Major: Classical Art and Archaeology
Dissertation Title: The Art of Power: Ambiguity, Adornment, and the Performance of Social Position in the Pompeian House
BA, Oberlin College, 2008.
Major: Greek Language and Literature, Latin Language and Literature, Archaeological Studies
Dissertation Title: Tria Cordia: Negotiations of Identity in Republican Samnium

Professional Positions

Academic - Post-Secondary
Assistant Professor, University of North Texas. (August 15, 2020 – Present).
Visiting Assistant Professor, Ohio University. (August 15, 2018May 15, 2020).
Assistant Professor, Sweet Briar College. (August 1, 2017July 31, 2018).
Visiting Assistant Professor, Sweet Briar College. (August 1, 2016July 31, 2017).
Lecturer, University of Michigan. (September 1, 2015December 31, 2015).

Professional Memberships

Multiculturalism, Race and Ethnicity in Classics Consortium. (November 20, 2017 – Present).

College Art Association. (August 1, 2017 – Present).

American Schools of Overseas Research. (February 15, 2015 – Present).

Phi Beta Kappa. (May 25, 2008 – Present).

Sigma Xi. (May 25, 2008 – Present).

Society for Classical Studies. (September 1, 2015December 31, 2020).

Archaeological Institute of America. (January 1, 2007December 31, 2020).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
AEAH 4801, Topics in Art History, 2 courses.
AEAH 4803, Art of Ancient Rome, 1 course.
AEAH 5801, Topics in Art History, 2 courses.
ART 2350, Art History Survey I, 2 courses.
ART 5900, Special Problems, 1 course.
ARTH 4801, Topics in Art History, 1 course.
ARTH 4802, Art of Ancient Greece, 1 course.

Teaching at Other Institutions

Ohio University, Beginning Latin II, Spring 2020.

Ohio University, Roman Archaeology, Spring 2020.

Ohio University, Beginning Latin I, Fall 2019.

Ohio University, The Wonders of the Ancient Mediterranean, Fall 2019.

Ohio University, Archaeology and Art: Contexts and Controversies, Spring 2019.

Ohio University, Beginning Latin II, Spring 2019.

Ohio University, Roman Archaeology, Spring 2019.

Ohio University, Beginning Latin I, Fall 2018.

Ohio University, Classical Mythology, Fall 2018.

Ohio University, The Wonders of the Ancient Mediterranean, Fall 2018.

Sweet Briar College, Intermediate Latin II: Two Views on a Conspiracy--Cicero and Sallust, Spring 2018.

Sweet Briar College, Introductory Latin II, Spring 2018.

Sweet Briar College, Ovid and the Re-Imagination of the Past, Spring 2018.

Sweet Briar College, Senior Seminar: Women and Classical Reception, Spring 2018.

Sweet Briar College, Special Topics in Classical Culture: Representing Fashion in the Ancient Mediterranean, Spring 2018.

Sweet Briar College, Vergil and Latin Epic, Spring 2018.

Sweet Briar College, First Year Inquiry, Fall 2017.

Sweet Briar College, Intermediate Latin: Catullus and the Art of Translation, Fall 2017.

Sweet Briar College, Introductory Latin, Fall 2017.

Sweet Briar College, Roman Culture and Society: The Roman World in 15 Objects, Fall 2017.

Sweet Briar College, Topics in Latin Literature: Love, Lust, and Marriage in Latin Literature, Fall 2017.

Sweet Briar College, Classical Mythology, Spring 2017.

Sweet Briar College, Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World, Spring 2017.

Sweet Briar College, Intermediate Latin: Catullus and the Art of Translation, Fall 2016.

Sweet Briar College, Introductory Latin, Fall 2016.

Sweet Briar College, The Later Roman Empire, Fall 2016.

Sweet Briar College, Introductory Latin II, Spring 2016.

University of Michigan, The Ancient Greek World, Fall 2015.

Directed Student Learning

Supervised Research,"The Life, Conservation, and Exhibition of Pompeian Mosaics," Art Education and Art History. (January 26, 2021 – Present).

Master's Thesis Committee Member,"Lebanese Modernity in the Global Art Canon: Contextulaizing Saloua Raouda Choucair's Retrospective at the Tate Modern," Art Education and Art History. (September 2020 – Present).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
McFerrin, N. (2019). The Tangible Self: Embodiment, Agency, and the Functions of Adornment in Achaemenid Persia. Fashioned Selves: Dress and Identity in Antiquity. 231-246. London: Oxbow.
McFerrin, N. (2017). Fabrics of Inclusion: Deep Wearing and the Potentials of Materiality on the Apadana Reliefs. What Shall I Say of Clothes? Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Study of Dress in Antiquity.. Selected Papers on Ancient Art and Architecture III., 143-159. Boston, MA: Archaeological Institute of America.
Conference Proceeding
McFerrin, N. (2015). Flirting with Uncertainty: Mutability, Metamorphosis, and Fashionability in the Greco-Roman Imagination. Shapeshifting: Transformative Paradigms of Fashion and Textile Design. 1-15. Auckland: University of Auckland. https://core.ac.uk/reader/56365030
Journal Article
McFerrin, N. (2019). Masks, Mirrors, and Mediated Perception: Reflective Viewing in the House of the Gilded Cupids. Arts 2019, 8. (Special Issue on Ancient Mediterranean Painting, Volume 2), 1-17. https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0752/8/3/83
McFerrin, N. (2014). Excavations at Acquachiara (Atessa), 2002-2009. Quaderni di Archeologia d'Abruzzo: Notizario della Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici dell'Abruzzo. (3), 143-159. Sesto Fiorentino: All'Insegna del Giglio. https://www.insegnadelgiglio.it/prodotto/quaderni-di-archeologia-dabruzzo-32011/

Presentations Given

Invited Talk

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Constructing Ephemerality: Materiality, Control, and the House of Loreius Tibertinus, Art History Society, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (20212021).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Stone, Light, and Skin: Reconsidering Gender in the House of the Dioscuri, Center for Gender Studies, Radford University, Radford, Virginia, United States of America. (20202020).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Spring Colloquium, Andromeda Unbound: Objectification, Agency, and Embodied Perception in Pompeian Domestic Spaces, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, United States of America. (20192019).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Classics and World Religions Colloquium, A Study in Carnelian: Mystery Novels and the Villa of the Mysteries, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, United States of America. (20182018).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Conversation in the Gallery Speaker Series on Grrl Power: Iterations of the Feminine, Designing Women: Power, Production, and the Gendered Gaze on the Bay of Naples, Pannell Gallery, Sweet Briar, Virginia, United States of America. (20172017).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero, the Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii, Faculty and Distinguished Guests Lecture Series, Andromeda Unchained: Possession, Perception, and Adornment in Pompeian Wall Painting, Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America. (20162016).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Interdisciplinary Archaeology Workshop, Semiotics, Materiality, and Fashionability: New Paradigms for Viewing Pompeian Wall Painting, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States of America. (20162016).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Field Archaeology Series, The Sangro Valley Project: New Excavations at Acquachiara, Kelsey Museum of Archaeolgy, Ann Arbor, Michgian, United States of America. (20152015).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Kelsey in Carthage: The 1925 Carthage Expedition, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America. (20132013).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go: Depictions of Jewelry in Room 5 of the Villa of the Mysteries, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America. (20122012).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Field Archaeology Series, The Sangro Valley Project: 10 Years of Excavation in Abruzzo, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America. (20102010).

Lecture

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Honors Colloquium Speaker Series, The Self as Other: Reflective Viewing in the House of the Gilded Cupids, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia, United States of America. (20172017).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Fashion in a Time of Revolution: Utopian Anti-Fashion and Russian Constructivism, Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America. (20162016).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Dressing the Ideal Women, Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America. (20162016).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), I'm Not a Witch, I'm Your Wife! Women, Witchcraft, and Transgression in Greek and Roman Literature, Department of Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America. (20142014).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Answers and Their Questions: Reconsidering Roman Wall Painting, Department of Art History, Oberlin College, Oberlin Ohio, United States of America. (20132013).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), A Small World After All? Depictions of Race in Disney's "A Small World", Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America. (20122012).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Sumptuary Legislation in Greece and Rome, Kelsey Museum of Archaeolgy, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America. (20122012).

Paper

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), College Art Association Annual Meeting, Augmented Selves: Imaginal Space, Interactive Interplays, and the Production of Multi-Sensorial Slippage in the Villa of the Mysteries, College Art Association, New York, NY, United States of America. (20212021).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), American Schools of Overseas Research Annual Meeting, Crafting Entanglements: Dress, Slippage, and the Construction of Identity at Persepolis, American Schools of Overseas Research, Boston, MA, United States of America. (20202020).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), College Art Association Annual Conference, A Time for Fashion: Ephemeral Modernities, Neoclassical Politics, and Pompeian Women, College Art Association, Chicago, IL, United States of America. (20202020).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, The Constructed Body: Surface, Skin, and Spatial Performativity in Achaemenid Persepolis, American Schools of Oriental Research, San Diego, California, United States of America. (20192019).

McFerrin, N. (Other), Exphrasis and the Visual Imagination in Antiquity, Ekphrasis and the Ephemeral, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States of America. (20192019).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), College Art Association Annual Conference, Ephemeral Constructions: Materiality, Control, and Mediated Environments in the House of Loreius Tibertinus, College Art Association, New York, NY, United States of America. (20192019).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, Constructed Ideologies: Proprioception, Bodily Experience, and the Space of Kingship at Persepolis, American Schools of Oriental Research, Denver, Colorado, United States of America. (20182018).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Symposium Campanum, Material Bonds: Andromeda, Medea, and the Politics of Possession in the House of the Dioscuri, Vergilian Society, Cuma, Italy, United States of America. (20182018).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), College Art Association Annual Conference, In the Eye of the Beholder: The Alexander Mosaic, the House of Jason, and Resistance to Roman Rule in Pompeii, College Art Association, Los Angeles, California, United States of America. (20182018).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, The Tangible Self: Materiality and Haptic Negotiations of Agency In, On, and At Persepolis, American Schools of Oriental Research, Boston, MA, United States of America. (20172017).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, Embodied Meanings: Gendered Biases, Semiotic Slippage, and the Functions of Adornment in Achaemenid Persia, American Schools of Oriental Research, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America. (20162016).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Reframing Roman Luxury, A Conference in Conjunction with the Exhibition Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii, Scintilla's Necklace: Luxuria, Adornment, and the Materiality of Value, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America. (20162016).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, Fabrics of Inclusion: Deep Wearing and the Mimetic Potentials of Materiality on the Apadana Reliefs, American Schools of Oriental Research, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America. (20152015).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Classical Receptions Workshop, The Body Politic: How Neoclassical Fashion Helped Shape the Politics of Nineteenth Century Britain, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America. (20152015).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Classical Receptions Workshop, Dressing the Ideal Woman: Classical Fashion, Neoclassical Revival, and the Mediation of Women's Costume, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, United States of America. (20142014).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Shapeshifting: An International Conference on the Transformative Paradigms of Fashion and Textile Design, Flirting with Uncertainty: Mutability, Metamorphosis, and Fashionability in the Greco-Roman Imagination, Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand. (20142014).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Graduate Student Colloquium, Speaking without Words: "Headedness," Female Agency, and Puabi's Adornments, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America. (20142014).

McFerrin, N. (Author & Presenter), Graduate Student Colloquium, He Should Have Put a Ring on It: Power, Self-Presentation, and Personal Adornment on Palmyrene Funerary Busts, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America. (20132013).

Awards and Honors

Faculty Research Grant, Sweet Briar College. (May 15, 2017August 15, 2017).

Rackham Humanities Dissertation Fellowship, University of Michigan. (August 15, 2014August 31, 2015).

Rackham Humanities Research Fellowship, University of Michigan. (August 15, 2013December 31, 2013).

Contexts for Classics Graduate Translation Prize: Latin, Contexts for Classics, University of Michigan. (April 17, 2012April 17, 2012).

Rackham Recruitment Grant, University of Michigan. (April 30, 2008July 31, 2009).

Oberlin Classics Alumni Prize, Oberlin College. (May 5, 2008May 5, 2008).

Service

University Service

Committee Member, Tenure Track Search Committee. (December 2020 – Present).

Committee Member, Gender Studies Committee. (February 20172018).

Committee Member, Judicial Committee Faculty Representative. (20172018).

Other, NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative. (20172018).

Faculty Mentor, Volleyball Faculty Sponsor. (20172018).

Committee Member, Core Curriculum Design Team. (September 2017December 2017).

Member, Academic Orientation Seminar Leader. (August 2017August 2017).

Committee Member, Ad-Hoc Academic Orientation Committee. (March 2017August 2017).

Professional Service

Session Chair, American Schools of Overseas Research. (February 2020 – Present).