Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Emily Floyd

Ph.D. Alumna

Emily C. Floyd graduated in May 2018 with a PhD in Latin American Studies and Art History. 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.” Floyd has served as Associate Editor for Frequencies: an online genealogy of spirituality and currently serves as Editor for the Initiative for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion ( Floyd has 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.

Her PhD dissertation project is titled “Matrices of Devotion: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Limeñian Devotional Prints and Local Religion in the Viceroyalty of Peru.” The project centers on devotional prints made in Lima that depict saints and advocations of Christ and the Virgin specific to the Viceroyalty of Peru. Floyd studies the circumstances of Limeñian print production, circulation throughout the Peruvian Viceroyalty, and use-lives in the hands of Peruvians of diverse class, ethnic, and economic backgrounds in order to track the relationship between devotional prints and the rise of a unique regional Catholic sacred geography.

She is currently a Lecturer of Visual Culture and Art before 1700 at University College London.