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Emily C. Floyd

Emily C. Floyd (Leadership Team, Project Cycle II) is MAVCOR site Editor and Curator. She is a PhD candidate in the joint program in Latin American Studies and Art History at Tulane University. She earned her BA in Art History and Religion in 2009 from Smith College in Northampton, MA and her MAR in Religion and Art in 2012 from the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale Divinity School. Her master's thesis is titled “La Cruz de Motupe: Devotion and Controversy in 21st-Century Peru.” Her PhD dissertation project, currently in progress, is titled "The Mobile Image: Prints and Devotional Networks in Viceregal South America." The project traces the movements and shifting significance of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century religious prints made in colonial South America, primarily Lima, arguing that prints, moving from hand to hand, created an imagined community of religious faithful linked by the presence of the divine within Spanish colonial South America.

Floyd has served as Associate Editor for Frequencies: an online genealogy of spirituality. Floyd has also completed internships at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, Galeria Blanca Soto in Madrid, Spain, the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, OH, and at the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been awarded two FLAS fellowships for the study of Quechua and Portuguese, and a Tinker grant for research on colonial Peruvian print culture. She is the recipient of the American Catholic Historical Association's John Tracy Ellis Dissertation award. She has also received residential fellowships from the John Carter Brown, Beinecke, and Lilly Libraries. 


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