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Academic Programs


These institutions offer opportunities for pursuing

a PhD and/or MA in Latin American art history.

The list is organized alphabetically by institution and currently emphasizes programs in the United States; where not specified, the program offers a PhD in art history.


This guide is intended as a bare-bones directory and does not generally include faculty in related fields (history, Spanish, anthropology, literature, Latin American and/or Iberian Studies, etc.). Students interested in certain Latin American countries whose artistic forms are strongly influenced by African traditions (e.g. Cuba , Brazil) might also consider programs with faculty interested in the Diaspora.


Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

School of Art

Amelia Malagamba-Ansotegui, Mexican Art, Borderlands, Chicano Studies


Brooklyn College (The City University of New York), New York

Art Department, M.A. Only

Lauren Grace Kilroy, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America


Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Department of Visual Arts, M.A. only

Gridley McKim-Smith, Spanish Baroque Art and Art of the Spanish-Speaking World (joint appointment in Spanish)


California State University, Fullerton , California

History of Art, M.A. only

Elisa C. Mandell, Pre-Columbian and Latin American Art


California State University, Long Beach , California

Art Department , M.A. only

Catha Paquette, 19th & 20th Century Latin American, Pre-Columbian


California State University, Los Angeles, California

Art Department , M.A. only

Manuel Aguilar-Moreno, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Mesoamerica


City College of New York (The City University of New York), New York, New York

Art Department , M.A. only

Anna Indych-López, Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art History


City University of New York, New York, New York

Graduate School Art History Department

Eloise Quiñones Keber, Pre-Columbian, Colonial Latin American Art

Timothy Pugh (Anthropology), Pre-Columbian/Maya

Katherine Manthorne, Art of the Americas, Modern Latin American, Latino Art

Anna Indych-López, Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art

George Corbin, Native American Art


College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

Department of Art History

MA and PhD, American Studies

Susan Verdi Webster, Iberia and Colonial Latin America


Columbia University, New York, New York

Department of Art History and Archaeology

Kellie Jones, African American, African Disapora, Latin American

Alessandra Russo, Colonial Latin America (Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese)

Esther Pasztory, Pre-Columbian, Mesoamerica


Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Department of History of Art and Visual Studies

María Fernández, Modern and Contemporary Latin America

Ananda Cohen Suarez, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America


Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Art, Art History and Visual Studies

Esther Gabara, 20th Century Latin American Visual Culture and Literature (joint appointment in Romance Studies)


Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Art History Department

Rebecca Rollins Stone, Ancient Andean and Central American art


Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance

Michael Carrasco, Mesoamerica, Maya and Mayan epigraphy

Paul Niell, Colonial Latin American, Caribbean, and Early Modern Atlantic World Art History and Material Culture

Mary Pohl, Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology

Robinson Herrera, Colonial Latin American (Department of History)


George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

Department of History and Art History, M.A. only

Michele Greet, Modern Latin American Art History


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Dept. of History of Art and Architecture

Thomas Cummins, Pre-Columbian and Latin American Art


Hunter College, City University of New York

Art Department

Lynda Klich, Viceregal, Modern, and Contemporary Latin American Art

Harper Montgomery, Modern and Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art


Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

History of Art

Felipe Pereda, Late Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Art and Architecture

Lisa Deleonardis, Ancient archaeology and art of the Americas (Archeology Department)


New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Art Department, M.A. only

Elizabeth Zarur, Renaissance/Baroque Art and Culture of Latin America and Portugal


New York University, New York

Institute of Fine Arts

Jonathan Brown, Viceregal, principally Mexican art

Edward J. Sullivan, Latin American/Caribbean Modern

Robert Lubar, Modern


Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

School of Art, Department of Art History, M.A. only

Jeff Kowalski, Pre-Columbian art


The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Department of History of Art

Byron Hamann, Pre-Columbian and Colonial


Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Department of Art

Cristina Cruz González, Pre-Columbian and Colonial New Spain, Art of the Early Modern Spanish World


Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

Department of Art History

Amara Solari, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Art and Architecture


Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Department of Art and Archaeology

Irene Small, Modern and Contemporary


Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, New York

Department of Art History, M.A. only

Patrice Giasson, Latin American and Pre-Columbian Art


Rice University, Houston, Texas

Deptartment of Art History

Fabiola Lopez-Duran, Modern Latin American Art


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Department of Art History

Tatiana Flores, Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art


School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Art History, Theory and Criticism, M.A. only

Daniel Quiles, Latin American Art


Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

Art History Department

Amy J. Buono, Colonial Latin America, esp. Brazil; Lusophone world

Adam Herring, Ancient Americas and Colonial Latin American

Roberto Tejada, Modern and Contemporary Latin America


Stanford University, Stanford, California

Department of Art and Art History

Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz, African and Caribbean, Modern and Contemporary


Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

Department of Art and Music Histories, M.A. in Museum Studies only

Luis Castañeda, Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art


Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Art History Department, M.A. only

Lori Diel, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American


Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Art History Department

Adele Nelson, Modern and Contemporary Latin American


Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

School of Art, M.A. Only

Connie Cortez, Contemporary Chicano/a Art and Post-Contact Art of Mexico

Carolyn Tate, Pre-Columbian Art


Tufts University, Medford/Boston, Massachusetts

Dept. of Art and Art History, M.A. only

Adriana Zavala, Modern and Contemporary Latin America ; Chicano/a; Latino/a


Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Art Department

MA in art history; PhD joint degree in Art History and Latin American Studies

Florencia Bazzano-Nelson, Modern, Contemporary Latin America

Elizabeth H. Boone , Pre-Columbian, Colonial, Mesoamerica

Carol M. Reese, Architecture and Urban Design, Urban Studies

Thomas F. Reese, Colonial Latin American, Modern


University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Department of Art and Design

MA in Department of Art and Design; Interdisciplinary PhD

M. Elizabeth (Betsy) Boone, 19th & 20th century Art and Visual Culture

Odile Cisneros, Modernism and the Avant-Gardes, especially Mexico and Brazil (Dept. of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies/Comparative Literature)

Ann de Leon, Colonial Literatures and Cultural Studies (Dept. of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)


University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Department of Art, Joint PhD with Arizona State University

Stacie Widdifield, Pre-Columbian through Modern

Emily Umberger, Pre-Columbian & Colonial Mesoamerica , esp. Aztec


University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Art Department, M.A. only

Laura M. Amrhein, Pre-Columbian Art, Twentieth-Century Art, Maya Art


University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

The Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory

Marvin Cohodas, Pre-Columbian Art, Maya Art


University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California

History of Art Department

Julia Bryan-Wilson, Modern and Contemporary Art of the US, Europe, and Latin America

Todd Olson, Early Modern Art of Europe and Latin America

Lisa Trever, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Art


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California

Department of Art History

Charlene Villaseñor Black, Colonial and Modern Latin America, Chicano art

David Kunzle, Modern Latin American protest art

Stella Nair, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America


University of California, Riverside, Riverside, California

Department of Art History, M.A. only

Karl Taube, Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica


University of California, San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, California

Department of Visual Arts

Elizabeth Newsome, Mesoamerican Art History


University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Santa Barbara, California

Dept. of History of Art & Architecture

Jeanette Peterson , Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America

Gerardo Aldana (art historian in Chicano Studies Dept), Pre-Columbian, esp. Mayan

Guisela Latorre (art historian in Chicano Studies Dept), Modern/Chicano art, esp. murals


University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Santa Cruz, California

Program in Visual Studies

Carolyn Dean, Pre-Hispanic and Colonial Latin America

Daniela Sandler, Modern Latin American Architecture


University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Dept. of Art History

Claudia Brittenham, Pre-Columbian and Colonial

Cecile Fromont, Early Modern Africa and Latin America; Lusophone world


University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, M.A. only

Dept. of Art History

James Cordova, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Art


University of Connecticut, M.A. only

Dept. of Art and Art History

Robin Greeley, Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art


University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

Dept. of Art History

Monica Dominguez Torres, Renaissance and Baroque Art of Hispanic World


University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

School of Art and Art History, Museum Studies, M.A. only

Annabeth Headrick, Precolumbian Art


University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom

School of Philosophy and Art History

Joanne Harwood, Pre-Columbian, Colonial, Modern and Contemporary Latin American


University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Department of Art History

Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

School of Art and Design

Irene Small, Modern and Contemporary Art in a transnational context; Brazilian art

Oscar Vázquez, Late Colonial and Modern Latin America and Spain


University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Art and Visual Culture, M.A. only

Susan Douglas, Culture and Art of Contemporary Latin America


University of Houston, Texas

Art History, M.A. only

Rex Koontz, Art of the Ancient Americas


University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

Art History Department

Virginia Miller, Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica


University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Department of Fine Arts, Hite Art Institute

Christopher Fulton, Modern Mexican Art


University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Department of Art History and Archaeology

Abigail McEwen, Modern Latin American Art


University of Miami, Miami, Florida

Department of Art and Art History, M.A. only

Rebecca Parker Brienen, Eighteenth-Century Art, Latin American Art


University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Department of Art History

Angélica J. Afanador-Pujol, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American art


University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

School of Art, M.A. only

H. Rafael Chacón, Contemporary Latin American Art


University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Art & Art History Department

Margaret Jackson, Pre-Columbian

Holly Barnet-Sánchez, Chicano/Latin American Art

Ray Hernández-Durán, Colonial Latin American


University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Department of Art History

Eduardo Douglas, Pre-Columbian, Colonial and Modern Latin America

Lyneise Williams, Early 20th Century Latin American Art, Latin Americans of African Descent


University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

Department of Art Education and Art History, M.A. only

Kelly Donahue-Wallace, Colonial Latin American Art

Paul Niell, Colonial Latin American, Caribbean, and Early Modern Atlantic World Art History and Material Culture


University of Pittsburg

Department of History of Art and Architecture

Jennifer Josten, Modern and Contemporary


University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota

Department of Art History, M.A. only

William Barnes, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America

Heather Shirey, Afro-Brazilian Art and Art of the African Diaspora


University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Department of Art History

Daniela Bleichmar, Colonial/Trans-Atlantic

María Elena Martínez, Colonial History

Michael Dear, Geography, Latino Studies/Urban Culture


University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Dept. of Art & Art History

Andrea Giunta, Modern Latin America

Julia Guernsey, Mesoamerica-Preclassic

David Stuart, Mesoamerica/Maya Hieroglyphic Writing

George Flaherty, Modern and Contemporary Mexican and Chicano Art


University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas

Dept. of Art & Art History, M. A. only

Teresa Eckman, Modern and Contemporary Latin America

Juliet Wiersema, Pre-Columbian and Colonial


University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Department of Art History, M.A. only

Elena Shtromberg, 20th-century Latin American art and visual culture


University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

Visual Arts Department

Cody Barteet, Precolumbian Art and Architecture, Early Modern Art and Architecture in Latin America and Europe


University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Department of Art History, M.A. only

Andrea Stone, Pre-Columbian Art


Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virgina

Dept of Art History

James Farmer , Pre-Columbian/Ecuador & Peru, Southwest, Mesoamerica

Margaret Lindauer, Museum Studies/Frida Kahlo

Michael Schreffler, Colonial New Spain & Andes


Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

Program in Environmental Design and Planning, College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Humberto Rodríguez-Camilloni, South American Pre-Columbian & Spanish American Art & Architecture


Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Dept. of Art History

Mary Miller, Pre-Columbian Aztecs, Maya and Inca


University of London, Birkbeck

Dept of Iberian and Latin American Studies

Jens Andermann, 19th- and 20th-Century & Brazil and Southern Cone


Last Update to Program List: February 2014. Efforts have been made to be as accurate as possible; if you see errors or know of a graduate program that is not listed here but should be, please email Patrick Hajovsky at hajovskp@southwestern.edu.