Letha Ch'ien (Ph.D. UC Berkeley) is an assistant professor of art history at Sonoma State University. She has been a fellow at the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University and the Townsend Center for the Humanities at UC Berkeley in addition to being the recipient of a Fulbright, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and Mabelle McLeod Lewis fellowships. She has lectured internationally on visual art in early modern multi-ethnic societies.