Ph.D., 2006, Columbia University
Hérica Valladares received her B.A. in Greek Literature from Oberlin College and her Ph.D. in Classical Studies from Columbia University. Prior to her arrival at UNC, she was Assistant Professor of Classics at Johns Hopkins University, where she also served in the Faculty Advisory Board for the Johns Hopkins University Archaeological Museum and the Program in Museums and Society. She has twice been awarded fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. (2003-2005, Spring 2014) and was the NEH/Andrew Heiskell Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Academy in Rome (2008-2009).
Professor Valladares’ research focuses primarily on the interaction of visual and literary culture in the late Roman republic and early empire. She has published various articles on Roman wall painting, Latin love elegy, the Renaissance reception of Ovid, and eighteenth-century antiquarian practices. Her current book project, On Roman Tenderness: Painting and Poetry in the Early Empire, analyzes amatory representations in Roman wall painting and Latin poetry between the late first century B.C.E. and the late first century C.E.
At UNC, Professor Valladares has taught courses on Hellenistic art and archaeology (CLAR/ARTH 268), Roman architecture (CLAR/ARTH 465), and Roman painting (CLAR/ARTH 476). She has also offered an honors First Year Seminar, “Life in Ancient Pompeii” (CLAS 73H). In Fall 2016, she will be teaching an interdisciplinary graduate seminar on the Roman House (CLAR 910).