ABOUT  LESLEY

Lesley A. Wolff, PhD, specializes in the 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 beyond modern and contemporary spheres to also consider 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 History and Museum Studies in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Tampa.  

Education:

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

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, Decolonial and Feminist Theories and Praxes, Heritage Studies

Additional Teaching Interests:

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