Owen Doonan has directed the Sinop Regional Archaeological Project in Turkey since 1996. He received his B.A. (1986) and M.A. (1989) degrees in Classics and Classical Archaeology at Tufts University, and his Ph.D. in Old World Archaeology from Brown University (1993). Professor Doonan began his teaching career in the Archaeology Department of Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey (1992-1995). Since 2003, he has taught ancient Art History and Archaeology at California State University Northridge.
Professor Doonan has served as President and Vice President of the L.A. County Society of the AIA, chairs the AIA’s Eastern Europe and Eurasia Interest Group, was recognized as the AIA’s G.M.A. Hanfmann Lecturer (2016-2017), and serves on the AIA Fellowships Committee. An active field archaeologist, he has also excavated in Italy, Greece, Spain, and Israel. Author of more than 50 books and articles, Professor Doonan has been awarded grants from the NEH, National Geographic Society, the Getty Foundation, and the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung for his research. He is particularly interested in public outreach and proactive engagement with the Turkish-American community in North America and with our host community of Sinop, Turkey.