Texas Tech University :: School Of Art
Esen OgusEsen Öğüş (Ph.D.)
Assistant Professor in Ancient Mediterranean Art History

Dr. Öǧùş completed her PhD at Harvard University, History of Art and Architecture. She is a specialist in Roman art and sculpture, particularly the art of the Greek East. She has worked at the archaeological site of Aphrodisias in Turkey for many years and has been the assistant director of the project for three years. Her dissertation, “Columnar Sarcophagi from Aphrodisias: Construction of Elite Identity in the Greek East” explores the social and cultural meaning of a group of sarcophagi within their local context and the broader burial culture in Asia Minor. Her teaching and research interests include Roman sculpture, Roman sarcophagi and funerary art, art under the Second Sophistic, power of images and objects used as agents in antiquity.