Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Stephanie Porras

Assistant Professor - Art History

Contact Info
sporras@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • B.A., Claremont McKenna College (Pomona College), Art History, 2003
  • M.A., University College of London, History of Art, 2004
  • Ph.D., Courtauld Institute of Art, History of Art, 2009

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2012-
  • Lecturer and Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Columbia University, 2011-2012
  • Visiting Lecturer, Courtauld Institute of Art, 2010
  • Leibniz-Gemeinschaft Postdoctoral Fellow, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg and Courtauld Institute of Art, 2009-2010
  • Visiting Lecturer, University College London, 2007-2008

Research & Teaching Specializations: Flemish Artists and the Americas, the idea of antiquity in the North, early modern print culture, early modern drawing practice, the emergence of genre imagery, Dutch Brazil

Related Experience

  • Print Room Assistant, Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, 2005-2007, 2008-2009

Distinctions

  • Tulane University, Provost’s Office, Carol Lavin Bernick Faculty Grant, 2017
  • Tulane University, School of Liberal Arts, Lurcy Grant, 2017
  • Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Fellowship, 2016/17
  • Getty Foundation, University of California Los Angeles, Digital Art History Summer Institute participant, 2015
  • Millard Meiss Publication Award, College Art Association, 2014
  • Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Columbia University, 2011-2012
  • Leibniz-Gemeinschaft Postdoctoral Fellow, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg and Courtauld Institute of Art, 2009/10
  • British Academy Small Research Grant, 2010
  • Visiting Fellowship, Harvard University, 2007/2008
  • Overseas Research Students Award Recipient, 2005-2009

Languages:

  • German
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Spanish

Selected Publications

  • 2016. “St. Michael the Archangel: Spiritual, visual and material translations from Antwerp to Lima,” in E. Wouk and S. Karr-Schmidt, Prints in Translation, 1450-1750: Image, Materiality, Space 183-202. Burlington, VT: Ashgate .
  • 2016. “Going viral? Maerten de Vos’s St Michael the Archangel,” Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek 66: 54-78.
  • 2014. “Copies, cannibals and conquerors: Maarten de Vos’s The Big Fish eat the Small,” Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek 64: 248-71.
  • 2013. “Dürer’s Copies.” In The Young Dürer: Drawing the Figure, ed. Stephanie Buck and Stephanie Porras. London: Courtauld Institute of Art exhibition catalogue.
  • 2012. “ein freie hant: Drawing, autonomy and the young Albrecht Dürer,” in Der frühe Dürer. (Nuremberg:
    Germanisches Nationalmuseum exhibition catalogue).
  • 2011. “Rural Memory, Pagan Idolatry: Pieter Bruegel’s Peasant Shrines,” Art History 34.3
  • 2011. Producing the Vernacular: Antwerp, Cultural Archaeology and the Bruegelian Peasant,” Journal of the Historians of Netherlandish Art 3.1

Recently-Taught Latin America-Related Courses: Theaters of the Baroque, Public Policy and the Arts, European Prints in Latin America (independent study)

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in Past 5 Years: 4

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