Lesley A. Wolff is Assistant Professor in Art History (tenure-track), specializing in Latinx and Latin American art and critical theory, at Texas Tech University. Lesley previously served as Postdoctoral Fellow in American Art with the Curatorial Department of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida. In 2018 Lesley received her Ph.D. in the History and Criticism of Art from Florida State University, where she held the Adelaide Wilson Fellowship from 2013 to 2018. Lesley's previous career as a professional baker and cook inform her current art historical research, which examines representations of race, consumption, and foodways in the modern and contemporary art of the Americas, with a focus on the U.S., Mexico, and the Caribbean. Lesley is an active curator, researcher, and teacher in the aforementioned areas, working with museums and academic institutions across the country.  


Ph.D., History and Criticism of Art,

Florida State University, 2018

M.A., History and Criticism of Art,

Florida State University, 2013

A.A.S., Culinary Arts,

Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, 2007

B.A., Art History,

Bard College, 2005

Research Interests:

Latinx, Latin American and Caribbean Art and Architecture, Foodways, Diaspora, Indigeneity, Modernity

Additional Teaching Interests:

Spanish Colonial Art and Architecture, Global Contemporary Art, Museum Studies