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Sonia Sorrell
Associate Professor of Art History
Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow

Division: Fine Arts Division
Office: Ahmanson Music Building (AMB) 130
Phone: (310) 506-4462
E-mail: sonia.sorrell@pepperdine.edu

  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of Sarasota
  • M.A., Art History, California State University, Los Angeles
  • M.A., Ancient History, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A., Fine Arts, California State University, Summa Cum Laude
Courses:
  • Western Culture
  • Non-Western Art and Architecture
  • Western Art and Architecture
  • Multicultural Arts in America
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Associate Editor, The International Journal of Humanities
  • Referee, Common Ground Publishing
  • Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow
  • HONORARY: Kappa Pi: International Honorary Art Organization; Phi Kappa Phi: National Scholastic Honor Society; Phi Alpha Theta: National Honorary History Association.
  • College Art Association
  • Archaeological Institute of America
  • Friends of Ancient History
  • History Bruins, UCLA, Patron
  • World History Association
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers
  • Who's Who in Academia
  • Who's Who Historical Society
  • Travelers' Century Club
  • National Geographic Society
  • Arrowhead Arts Association
Selected Works:
  • Galla Placidia: Empress of Rome at the Crossroads of History 389-450 AD. Benchmark Press, 2012
  • Archaeology, chapter in The Thirties in America. Salem Press, 2011.
  • Cleopatra, chapter in Great Lives from History: The Incredibly Wealthy. Salem Press, 2011.
  • The Evolution of Greek Democracy, chapter in the World History Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press, 2011
  • Pericles, sidebar in the World History Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press, 2011
  • Early Village Life in Europe, chapter in World History Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press, 2011
  • Leonardo da Vinci: Italian Engineer and Artist, chapter in Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions. Salem Press, 2010
  • Archaeology in America, chapter in The Nineties in America. Salem Press, 2009.
  • I. M. Pei: Chinese American Architect, chapter in The Eighties in America. Salem Press, 2008.
  • Galla Placidia: Empress of Rome in a Time of Turmoil, 389-450 AD. University Press of the South, 2006, 2007.
  • The Cambridge Ancient History Appears, 1923-1939, chapter in Great Events from History: The 20th Century, 1901-1940. Salem Press: 2007.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art Opens: February 20, 1872, chapter in Great Events from History: The Nineteenth Century, 1801-1900. Salem Press: 2007.
  • Daily Life and Customs, chapter in Magill's Choice: Ancient Greece. Salem Press, 2007.
  • The Excavation of Pompeii, chapter in Great Events from History: The 18th Century, 1701-1800. Salem Press: 2006.
  • The Antiquities of Athens Prompts Architectural Neoclassicism, chapter in Great Events from History: The 18th Century, 1701-1800. Salem Press: 2006.
  • Christopher Wren Supervises the Rebuilding of St. Paul's Cathedral 1675-1708, chapter in Great Events from History: The 17th Century, 1601-1700. Salem Press: 2006.
  • Marie de Medicis: Queen Dowager and Regent of France 1610-1617, chapter in Great Lives from History: The 17th Century, 1601-1700. Salem Press: 2006.
  • Netherlandish School of Painting, chapter in Great Events from History: The Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600. Salem Press, 2005.
  • Romanesque Cathedrals: 11th-12th Centuries, chapter in Great Events from History: the Middle Ages, 477-1453. Salem Press, 2005.
  • Philip II Expands and Empowers Macedonia, Chapter in Great Events from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory - 476 C.E., Salem Press, 2004.
  • Presented Paper: Reconstructing the Lives of Women in Ancient Greece, International Conference in Literature and the Visual Arts, Atlanta, GA 2003.
  • Art and Architecture: West and South Africa, chapter in Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, Salem Press, 2002.
  • Art and Architecture: The Americas, chapter in Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, Salem Press, 2002.
  • Weapons and Warfare, Salem Press, 2002, Chapter: From Galley to Galleon: The History of Medieval Naval Warfare.
  • Presented Paper: Pietas and Furor: Order and Chaos in Ancient Rome, 17th Annual International Conference in Literature and the Visual Arts, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2002.
  • Vitruvius; The Parthenon; Apollodorus; Aspasia of Miletus; entries in Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, Salem Press, 2002.
  • Presented Paper: Echoes of Homer in Virgil's Aeneid. International Conference in Literature and the Visual Arts, Atlanta, GA. 2001.
  • Quoted in Investor's Business Daily, 8/10/99: Emperor Charlemagne: He Advanced A Grander Civilization in Europe by Mending Fences, by Scott S. Smith.
  • Presented Paper: Ancient Rome: Public Values, Private Lives; Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) Excellence in Academia Colloquium, CALTECH California Institute of Technology.
  • Travel Guide to the History of World Art and Architecture; Second Edition.
  • Presented Paper: Botticelli's Calumny of Apelles, University of Miami.
  • Timeline of World Art and Architecture, Timeline, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
  • Prizes in Greek Athletics: Dispelling the Myth of the Amateur Greek Athlete, UCLA Historical Journal, 5 (1984), pp. 117-126.