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Emily C. Floyd

Emily C. Floyd (Leadership Team, Project Cycle II) is MAVCOR site Editor and Curator. She is Lecturer in Visual Culture and Art before 1700 at University College London. 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. She earned her PhD in Art History and Latin American Studies in 2018 from Tulane University. Her research focuses on material cultures of religion in the colonial and pre-Columbian Americas, particularly religious print culture in Spanish South America. She is interested in the movement, materiality, and agency of objects. She has published on Inca metalwork, silversmith-engravers in colonial Lima, prints and criollismo in seventeenth-century Lima, and religion and the digital humanities. She teaches on pre-Columbian and Spanish colonial art and visual culture. Her current book project, "The Global in the Local: Locally-Made Prints and the Shaping of Spanish Colonial South American Religious Networks" analyzes how South American devotional prints united the region in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, creating a shared regional sacred geography.

Prior to joining the MAVCOR team, Floyd served as Associate Editor for Frequencies: an online genealogy of spirituality. She is the recipient of the Thoma Foundation Research and Travel Award for Spanish Colonial Art, the American Catholic Historical Association's John Tracy Ellis Dissertation award, and the Denver Art Museum's Alianza-Mayer Fellowship. 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 also the recipient of residential fellowships from the John Carter Brown, Beinecke, and Lilly Libraries. 


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