Faculty Profile

Lisa Owen

Lisa Owen

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Art History
College
College of Visual Arts and Design

    

Education

PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006.
Major: Art History/ Beyond Buddhist and Brahmanical Activity: The Place of the Jain Rock-Cut Excavations at Ellora
MA, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997.
Major: Art History/ Locating the Buddha: Ajanta's Place in Western India's Rock-Cut Excavations
BA, California State University Long Beach, 1991.
Major: Art History

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

AEAH 5849.714, Art History Research Project, Spring 2021
AEAH 5824.001, Seminar in Asian Art, Spring 2021 SPOT
AEAH 4824.001, Topics in Asian Art, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4824.002, Topics in Asian Art, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4801.003, Topics in Art History, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4824.001, Topics in Asian Art, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4824.002, Topics in Asian Art, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ART 5900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2020
AEAH 4824.001, Topics in Asian Art, Spring 2020 Syllabus
AEAH 4824.002, Topics in Asian Art, Spring 2020 Syllabus
AEAH 5824.001, Seminar in Asian Art, Fall 2019 SPOT
AEAH 4824.001, Topics in Asian Art, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4824.002, Topics in Asian Art, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4848.001, Art History Senior Seminar, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 5824.001, Seminar in Asian Art, Fall 2018 SPOT
AEAH 4824.001, Topics in Asian Art, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4824.001, Topics in Asian Art, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4824.002, Topics in Asian Art, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 5824.001, Seminar in Asian Art, Fall 2017 SPOT
AEAH 4824.001, Topics in Asian Art, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4824.002, Topics in Asian Art, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4824.001, Topics in Asian Art, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4824.002, Topics in Asian Art, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4848.001, Art History Senior Seminar, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 5824.001, Seminar in Asian Art, Fall 2016 SPOT
AEAH 4824.001, Topics in Asian Art, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 5824.001, Seminar in Asian Art, Spring 2016 SPOT
AEAH 5824.791, Seminar in Asian Art, Spring 2016 SPOT
AEAH 4824.002, Topics in Asian Art, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4824.001, Topics in Asian Art, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 5824.001, Seminar in Asian Art, Spring 2015
AEAH 4824.001, Topics in Asian Art, Spring 2015 Syllabus
AEAH 4824.002, Topics in Asian Art, Spring 2015 Syllabus
AEAH 4848.001, Art History Senior Seminar, Fall 2013 Syllabus
AEAH 5824.001, Seminar in Asian Art, Fall 2013
ART 5900.714, Special Problems, Fall 2013
AEAH 4824.001, Topics in Asian Art, Fall 2013 Syllabus
AEAH 5849.714, Art History Research Project, Spring 2013
AEAH 5848.001, Seminar in Art History, Spring 2013
ART 4900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2013
AEAH 4824.001, Topics in Asian Art, Spring 2013 Syllabus
AEAH 5849.714, Art History Research Project, Fall 2012
ART 2350.001, Art History Survey I, Fall 2012 Syllabus
AEAH 5824.001, Seminar in Asian Art, Fall 2012
ART 4900.714, Special Problems, Fall 2012
ART 5900.714, Special Problems, Fall 2012
AEAH 5824.001, Seminar in Asian Art, Spring 2012
AEAH 5824.791, Seminar in Asian Art, Spring 2012
ART 4900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2012
ART 5900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2012
AEAH 4824.001, Topics in Asian Art, Spring 2012
AEAH 4848.001, Art History Senior Seminar, Fall 2011 Syllabus
AEAH 5824.001, Seminar in Asian Art, Fall 2011
AEAH 5849.714, Research Project, Spring 2011
AEAH 5824.001, Seminar in Asian Art, Spring 2011
ART 4900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2011
AEAH 4824.001, Topics in Asian Art, Spring 2011 Syllabus
ART 2350.001, Art History Survey I, Fall 2010 Syllabus
AEAH 5824.001, Seminar in Asian Art, Fall 2010
ART 4900.714, Special Problems, Fall 2010
AEAH 5824.001, Seminar in Asian Art, Spring 2010
ART 5900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2010
AEAH 4824.001, Topics in Asian Art, Spring 2010
AEAH 5824.001, Seminar in Asian Art, Fall 2009
ART 4900.714, Special Problems, Fall 2009
AEAH 4824.001, Topics in Asian Art, Fall 2009
AEAH 5849.714, Research Project, Spring 2009
AEAH 5848.001, Seminar in Art History, Spring 2009
ART 4900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2009
AEAH 4848.001, Art History Senior Seminar, Fall 2008
ART 2350.001, Art History Survey I, Fall 2008
ART 5900.714, Special Problems, Fall 2008
ART 1200.001, Art Appreciation, Spring 2008
ART 5190.003, Seminar in Art History, Spring 2008
ART 5190.002, Seminar in Art History, Fall 2007
ART 5900.714, Special Problems, Fall 2007
ART 4070.002, Topics in Art History, Fall 2007
ART 4320.001, Asian Art, Spring 2007
ART 5190.002, Seminar in Art History, Spring 2007
ART 4070.001, Topics in Art History, Spring 2007
ART 1200.001, Art Appreciation, Fall 2006

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Owen, L. N. (2020). Neither Cave nor Temple: Creating and Commemorating 'Place' in the Ritual Landscapes at Badami. South Asian Rituals in Archaeological Context: Power, Presence, and Space. 213-230. Delhi: Routledge.
Owen, L. N., Francis, E., Schmid, C. (2016). Local Bhakti or Monastic Advertising? The Functions of Medieval Jain Rock-Reliefs in Tamil Nadu. The Archaeology of Bhakti II: Royal Bhakti, Local Bhakti. 423-442. Pondicherry: École française d'Extrême-Orient.
Owen, L. N., Ray, H. P. (2015). Transforming the Landscape: Questions of Medieval Reuse and Worship at Ancient Jain Rock-Cut Sites near Madurai. Negotiating Cultural Identity: Landscapes in Early Medieval South Asian History. 110-138. New Delhi: Routledge.
Owen, L. N., Brancaccio, P. (2013). Relationships between Art, Architecture, and Devotional Practices at Ellora. Living Rock: Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain Cave Temples in the Western Deccan. 126-137. Mumbai: Marg Publications.
Owen, L. N., Lindquist, S. E. (2011). Text and Image: Identifying Ellora's Jain Deities. Religion and Identity in South Asia and Beyond: Essays in Honor of Patrick Olivelle. 225-247. New York, London, Delhi: Anthem Press.
Owen, L. N., Ray, H. P. (2010). Absence and Presence: Worshipping the Jina at Ellora. Archaeology and Text: The Temple in South Asia. 96-123. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
Book Review
Owen, L. N. (2020). Book Note on Kimberly Masteller, Masterworks from India and Southeast Asia. Kansas City, MO: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art with University of Washington Press, Seattle and London, 2016. 46(3), 434-435. Religious Studies Review.
Owen, L. N. (2018). Book review of Vidya Dehejia and Peter Rockwell, The Unfinished: Stone Carvers at Work on the Indian Subcontinent. New Delhi: Roli Books, 2016. 138(1), 172-174. Journal of the American Oriental Society.
Owen, L. N. (2016). Book Note on Cathleen Cummings, Decoding a Hindu Temple: Royalty and Religion in the Iconographic Program of the Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal, Woodland Hills, CA: SASA Books, 2014. Religious Studies Review. 42(4), 307-308.
Owen, L. N. (2016). Book Note on Tiziana Lorenzetti, Understanding the Hindu Temple: History, Symbols and Forms. Berlin: EB-Verlag, 2015. Religious Studies Review. 42, no.1, 54-55.
Owen, L. N. (2016). Book Review of Sacred Objects in Secular Spaces: Exhibiting Asian Religions in Museums. Edited by Bruce M. Sullivan. Bloomsbury, 2015.. Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion (Online). http://readingreligion.org
Owen, L. N. (2015). Book Note on Vinayak Bharne and Krupali Krusche, Rediscovering the Hindu Temple: The Sacred Architecture and Urbanism of India. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. Religious Studies Review. 41, no. 1, 33-34.
Owen, L. N. (2014). Book Note on Debra Diamond, ed. Yoga: The Art of Transformation. Washington DC: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 2013. Religious Studies Review. 40, no. 3, 170.
Owen, L. N. (2014). Book Note on James Bennett, ed. Realms of Wonder: Jain, Hindu, and Islamic Art of India, including Nepal and Pakistan. Adelaide, S.A.: Art Gallery of South Australia, 2013. Religious Studies Review. 40, no. 4, 230.
Owen, L. N. (2013). Book Note on Piotr Balcerowicz, ed. Art, Myths and Visual Culture of South Asia. New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2011. Religious Studies Review. 39, no. 3, 191.
Owen, L. N. (2011). Book Review of John E. Cort's Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History . Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. Journal of Asian Studies. 70, no. 1, 271-73.
Owen, L. N. (2010). Book Review of Vidya Dehejia's The Body Adorned: Dissolving Boundaries Between Sacred and Profane in India's Art. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. Journal of the American Oriental Society. 130, no. 1, 99-101.
Owen, L. N. (2010). Book Review of Walter Spink's Ajanta: History and Development, Volume Four - Painting, Sculpture, Architecture. Leiden: Brill, 2009. Journal of Asian Studies. 69, no. 1, 317-19.
Encyclopedia Article
Owen, L. N. (2019). Rock-Cut Caves. Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism. 697-705. Leiden: Brill.
Owen, L. N. (2019). Sculpture. Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism. 667-696. Leiden: Brill.
Journal Article
Owen, L. N. (2010). Demarcating Sacred Space: The Jina Images at Kalugumalai. International Journal of Jaina Studies. 6(4), 1-28.
Owen, L. N. (2010). Kings or Ascetics? Evidence of Patronage in Ellora's Jain Caves. Artibus Asiae. 70(2), 181-225.
Owen, L. N. (2009). Rock-Cut Pillars at Ellora: Interpreting Form and Function. Kalā: The Journal of Indian Art History Congress. XV, 35-55.
Owen, L. N. (2009). The Jaina Rock-Cut Caves at Ankai-Tankai. Jñāna-Pravāha Research Journal. XIII, 16-24.
Owen, L. N. (2006). Depicting a Jain Assembly: Representations of the Samavasarana at Ellora. 34, no. 2, 44-60.
Owen, L. N. (2001). Constructing Another Perspective for Ajanta's Fifth-Century Excavations. Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies. 24(1), 27-59.
Owen, L. N. (1994). The Peaceful Liberators: Jain Art from India. 5, no. 6, 33-48.
Monograph
Owen, L. N. (2012). Carving Devotion in the Jain Caves at Ellora. Leiden: Brill.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Owen, L. N. (Principal), "Marshall F. Wells Scholarship," Sponsored by College of Fine Arts, UT Austin, State, Funded. (20042005).
Owen, L. N. (Principal), "Dean's Graduate Research Fellowship," Sponsored by UT Austin, State, Funded. (20032004).
Owen, L. N. (Principal), "M.K. Hage Endowed Scholarship," Sponsored by UT Austin, State, Funded. (20012002).
Owen, L. N. (Principal), "David Bruton Jr. Fellowship," Sponsored by UT Austin, State, Funded. (20002001).
Owen, L. N. (Principal), "Foreign Language Area Studies Scholarship," Sponsored by US Dept of Education, Federal, Funded. (19981999).
Owen, L. N. (Principal), "American Institute of Indian Studies Language Program Scholarship," Sponsored by US Dept of Education, Federal, Funded. (19981998).
Owen, L. N. (Principal), "Foreign Language Area Studies Scholarship," Sponsored by US Dept of Education, Federal, Funded. (19971998).
Grant - Research
Owen, L. N., "Scholarly and Creative Activity Award (SCA)," Sponsored by College of Visual Arts and Design; Project Title: Rocks, Caves, and Divinity in Early Medieval Southern India, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20192020).
Owen, L. N. (Principal), "Fulbright-Nehru Research Award," Sponsored by U.S. Department of Education and U.S.-India Educational Foundation, Federal, Funded. (20132014).
Owen, L. N. (Principal), "Rocks, Caves, and Divinity: Creating Places of Worship in Medieval Southern India," Sponsored by Howard Foundation, Private, $30000 Funded. (20132014).
Owen, L. N. (Principal), "Defining Ritual Space through Imagery: Medieval Jain Rock-Carvings in Tamil Nadu," Sponsored by American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS), Other, Funded. (20112012).
Owen, L. N. (Principal), "Charn Uswachoke International Development Fund," University of North Texas, $6700 Funded. (20082009).
Owen, L. N. (Principal), "Faculty Research Grant," University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20082009).
Owen, L. N. (Principal), "Gallery and Visiting Artist and Scholar Award," Sponsored by CVAD, University of North Texas, $2121 Funded. (20082009).
Owen, L. N. (Principal), "Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship," University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20082008).
Owen, L. N. (Principal), "Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship," University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20072007).
Owen, L. N. (Principal), "Faculty Research Grant (RIG)," Sponsored by UNT, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20062007).
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