Fall 2022

Section 0126 of ART1.2
Global Art from 1500 CE to Present -- : Aug 15 - Dec 09 2022
All students are welcome to enroll in this class; and this section will have extra support from the Lanzamientoinitiative.

Section 0128 of ART1.1
Introduction to Art of the Ancient World -- : Aug 15 - Dec 09 2022
All students are welcome to enroll in this class; and this section will have extra support from the Lanzamientoinitiative.

Section 1270 of ART1.1
Introduction to Art of the Ancient World -- : Aug 15 - Dec 09 2022

Summer 2022

Section 8642 of ART1.1
World Art History to 1500 -- : Jun 13 - Jul 24 2022

Section 9430 of ART1.1
World Art History to 1500 -- : Jun 13 - Jul 24 2022

Section 9508 of ART1.2
World Art History Since 1500 -- : Jun 13 - Jul 24 2022

Section 9698 of ART1.2
World Art History Since 1500 -- : Jun 13 - Jul 24 2022

Spring 2022

Section 4134 of ART1.1
World Art History to 1500 -- : Jan 19 - May 20 2022
All students are welcome to enroll in this class; and this section will have extra support from the Lanzamientoinitiative.

Section 4136 of ART1.2
World Art History Since 1500 -- : Jan 19 - May 20 2022
All students are welcome to enroll in this class; and this section will have extra support from the Lanzamientoinitiative.

Section 5244 of ART1.1
World Art History to 1500 -- : Jan 19 - May 20 2022

Monday

  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMOnline

Tuesday

  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMOnline

Wednesday

  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMOnline

Thursday

  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMOnline

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley 
Egyptian Art & Archaeology, Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

M.A. University of California, Berkeley 
Egyptian Art & Archaeology, Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

B.A. University of Texas at Austin 
Archaeological Studies & Anthropology, Department of Anthropology

Dr. Heidi Saleh is an Egyptian-American scholar interested in identity politics and art of the ancient Mediterranean world. As an undergraduate, she majored in Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. For graduate school, she attended the University of California, Berkeley, earning her M.A. and Ph.D. in Egyptian Art and Archaeology through the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures. Currently, she is an Art History Professor at Santa Rosa Junior College, teaching global art survey courses. Dr. Saleh strives to share her passion for art and art history with everyone and is always searching for ways to make museums, monuments, and art more accessible.  She is also committed to DEIA practices and works closely with Lanzamiento (Latinx), Umoja (African and African-American), and AMEMSA (Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian) communities on the SRJC campus.

 

Teaching Experience:

Full-Time Art History Faculty in the Art Department at Santa Rosa Junior College (2005 - present)

Instructor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Sonoma State University (2017 - 2018)

Graduate Student Instructor in the Departments of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, Classics, History, and History of Art at University of California, Berkeley (2000 - 2005)


Selected Teaching Awards:

Tauzer Lecturer Teaching Award, Santa Rosa Junior College  (2019)

Outstanding Faculty Award for Innovative Use of Technology, SRJC (2010)
Teaching Effectiveness Award, University of California, Berkeley (2003)
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of California, Berkeley (2002)


Selected Fellowships & Grants:

Educational Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) Fellowship, Stanford University (2020 -  2021)

Multi-Country Research Fellowship, Council of American Overseas Research Centers, Smithsonian (2003 - 2004)

Jacob Javits Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education (1998 -2002)

Introduction to the Humanities (IHUM) Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Stanford University (awarded in 2005 but declined for SRJC full-time position)

Mellon Travel Grant, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley (2003 -2005)

Stahl Grant, Archaeological Research Facility, University of California, Berkeley (2003 -2004)

Humanities Research Grant, University of California, Berkeley (2001)


DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusian, Anti-Racism) Communities at SRJC:
 

AMEMSA (Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian) Heritage, founding member (2021 - present)

Umoja Supported Faculty (2021 - present)

Lanzamiento Initiative Instructor (2021 - present)

Selected Conference Presentations and Public Lectures:

"We Are Beautiful: A Global Perspective of the Human Body in the History of Art," Tauzer Lecture delivered at SRJC's Professional Development  Activities Day (2019)

"Life, Prosperity, & Health: Religion, Ritual, and Egyptian Art," presented at the SF Legion of Honor Museum (2018)

"Art and Activism," co-presented at the We the Future: Social Justice Conference at SRJC Petaluma (2017)

"Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution," presented at Santa Rosa Junior College as part of the Arts and Lectures series (2017)

"Women of Color in Higher Education," presented at the SRJC Professional Development Day (2016)


"Negotiating Multiple Cultural Identities," presented with Narmeen Nasseem at the SRJC Professional Development Day (2015)

"Divine Egypt: Rituals of Life and Death from Egyptian Art at the Legion of Honor Museum," presented at Santa Rosa Junior College as part of the Arts and Lectures series (2014)

"From the Sacred to the Profane: An Overview of Egyptian Women's Clothing," delivered as part of the Fabricating Culture Exhibit at the Santa Rosa Junior College Museum (2014)

Guest Lecture entitled "Divine Egypt: Rituals of Life and Death," presented at the Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco (2014)

"Keynote Address," presented to the Model Arab League held at Santa Rosa Junior College (2013)

"Women and Islam," presented at Santa Rosa Junior College as part of Women's History Month and the Arts and Lectures series (2012)

"The Egyptian Revolution: A Retrospective," presented as a Professional Development Activity Workshop at Santa Rosa Junior College (2011)

"Persistence, Patience, and Hope Commencement Speech," presented to the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley (2011)

"Africa Speaks: A Panel Discussion of Globalization," presented at Santa Rosa Junior College as part of Black History Month Films and Lectures (2009)

"Forgotten Paintings: Ethnicity and Gender as Shown on Ancient Egyptian Stelae," presented at Santa Rosa Junior College as part of the Arts and Lectures series (2007)

"Honoring Remarkable Women of the Middle East," presented at Santa Rosa Junior College as part of Women's History Month (2006)

"Towards an Archaeology of Identity: A Case-Study from 1st Millennium B.C.E. Egypt," presented at the Society for American Archaeology's 70th Annual Meeting (2005)

"Forgotten Libyan Period Funerary Stelae in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo," presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt (2005)

"Interpreting Symbols of Identity in 1st Millennium B.C.E. Egypt: An Analysis of Stelae from the Libyan Dynasties," presented at the Society for American Archaeology's 69th Annual Meeting (2004)

"Art, Ethnicity, & Gender: A Stylistic Analysis of Libyan Period Funerary Stelae," presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt (2004)

"Expressions of Ethnic and Gender Identities in 1st Millennium B.C.E. Egypt," presented at the Seventh Annual Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology (2003)

"Exploring Expressions of Ethnic and Gender Identities under the Libyan Dynasties (ca. 1069-715 B.C.E.)," delivered at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt (2003)

"Products of an International Age: An Overview of the Relationships between Aegean and Egyptian Paintings in the Late Bronze Age," delivered at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt (2000)

"Update on the Excavations at the Giza Workmen's Cemetery," presented to the Northern California Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt (2001)

"Recent Discoveries at the Cemetery of the Pyramid Builders," presented to the Department of
Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin (1997)

Museum Experience

Egyptology Consultant/Intern,  Giza Archives Project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2005)

Visiting Researcher, 26 museums in 11 countries, including the Egyptian Museum, Cairo; Le Musée du Louvre, Paris; British Museum, London; Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Berlin; and Museo Egizio, Turin (2003-2004) 

Student Curator, "Sites along the Nile: Rescuing Ancient Egypt" exhibit at the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, (1999-2000)

Archaeological Excavations

El-Hibeh Excavation Project, University of California, Berkeley (2002)

Giza Workmen’s Cemetery Excavation Project, Supreme Council of Antiquities (2001 and 1996)

Tell el-Muqdam Research Project, University of California, Berkeley (1998)

Mesopotamian Pottery Project, J.J. Pickle Research Center, University of Texas at Austin (1997)

Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory, J.J. Pickle Research Center, University of Texas at Austin (1996)

Archaeological Techniques Field School at the Eckols Site, University of Texas at Austin (1996)

Committees & Administrative Roles:

Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery Committee (2019-present)

Art Department Chair at Santa Rosa Junior College (2017-2019)

Professional Growth Increment Committee at Santa Rosa Junior College (2017-2019)

Supervisor of the Art Department's Visual Resources Librarian (2010- 2017)

District Online Committee at Santa Rosa Junior College; served as Co-Chair from 2013-2015 (2011-2016)

Faculty Mentor for the SRJC Teaching Fellows Program (2012-2013)

Cluster Tech Curriculum Review Committee at Santa Rosa Junior College (2008-2011)

Multi-cultural Events Committee at Santa Rosa Junior College (2005-2008)

Global and Intercultural Education Committee at Santa Rosa Junior College (2005-2008)

Outreach Speaker, Center for Middle Eastern Studies & International and Area Studies Program, University of California, Berkeley (2002-2005)

 

Selected Publications:

Investigating Ethnic and Gender Identities as Expressed on Wooden Funerary Stelae from the Libyan Period (c. 1069-715 B.C.E.) in Egypt. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports (B.A.R.) International Series (2007).

"Expressions of Ethnic and Gender Identities in Egypt during the Early 1st Millennium B.C.E.," in Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology: Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Meeting of Postgraduate Researchers (2003). Oxford: British Archaeological Reports (B.A.R.) International Series (2005).

"Female Fertility and Pregnancy in Ancient Egypt," in Journal of the Association of Graduates in Near Eastern Studies 8 (2). Berkeley: Townsend Center for the Humanities, p. 23-31 (1999).

"Defining the Middle East," in Students' Association for Middle Eastern Studies Bulletin. Austin: University of Texas, p. 8-10 (1996).