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Dr. Olivia Wolf

Assistant Professor, Art History

PhD, Rice University, Houston, TX
Prof. Wolf's teaching and research focuses on Modern and Contemporary art and architecture from a global perspective, with emphasis on Latin America, the Middle East, and South-South connections. Her work has been supported by a Fulbright-Hays DDRA fellowship, the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Wolf has also served as the Camfield Fellow in the Latin American curatorial department of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) in 2013-2014, and selected as a Visiting Scholar at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum for May 2019. Her work has been featured in Hemisphere: Visual Cultures of the Americas and the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, among other publications.
Professor Wolf's research highlights issues of migration, ethnicity, and identity in the visual culture and built environment of Latin America and its global intersections. She is particularly interested in the art and architectural patronage of diasporic communities in the southern hemisphere as a response to modern transatlantic debates. In other projects, she has analyzed the costumbrismo movement in 19th century Peru, as well as twentieth-century nationalist architecture in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.

"Migrant Monuments, Monumental Migrants: São Paulo’s Sculptural Homage to Syrian-Lebanese Friendship and the Crafting of Transnational Identity in Centennial Brazil”, TAREA, 4 (4) 2017, pp. 120-152.

"Marking Time, Marking Movement: Mexico City's Ottoman Clock Tower as a Transnational Expression of Immigrant Identity,” Hemisphere: Visual Cultures of the Americas, Volume IX, Walk This Way: Migrations & Geographies of Knowledge, University of New Mexico, 2016.

“Isolated Monsters: Neocolonial Architecture in Buenos Aires, Argentina,” SAHARA , Society of Architectural Historians blog (SAH), 2013.
Degree Programs
BFA Studio,BA Art Education,BA Studio Art,BA Art History,General Education

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