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Lesley A. Wolff, PhD, specializes in the modern and contemporary visual cultures of the Américas, with a particular emphasis on visuality, decoloniality, and foodways. As a Latinx and Latin American art specialist, her research and teaching extends to the role of colonial and pre-1492 arts of the hemisphere and the ways in which these images, objects, and rituals dialogue with the Américas today. Lesley is an active curator, researcher, and teacher in the aforementioned areas, working with museums and academic institutions across the country. Lesley is Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Art and Design, specializing in Global Modern and Contemporary Art History and Museum Studies, at The University of Tampa. 


Ph.D., History and Criticism of Art, concentration in Visual Cultures of the Americas, minor in Modern/Contemporary Art

Florida State University, 2018

M.A., History and Criticism of Art, concentration in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies

Florida State University, 2013

B.A., Art History

Bard College, 2005

Research Interests:

Latinx, Latin American and Caribbean Art and Architecture, Foodways, Diaspora, Indigeneity, Global Contemporary Art, Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies, Decolonial and Feminist Theories and Praxes

Sample Courses:
  • Resistance in Paradise: Contemporary Caribbean Art

  • Latinx Art of the Borderlands

  • Food and Art in the Americas, 1920-2020

  • Collective Design and Printmaking in Latin American Art

  • Museum Theory: Curating in the Museum and Beyond

  • Tenochtitlán to Chilangolandia: The Visual Culture of Mexico City

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