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Holly Flora
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Associate Professor, Newcomb Art Department


Holly Flora is associate professor of art history. She has served on a number of committees at the departmental, school, and university levels, including as associate chair, director of graduate studies, director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Art; on SLA’s promotion & tenure and graduate studies committees; and the university-wide graduate council. She has also been a residential faculty mentor, a CELT teaching fellow and peer observer, and a Mellon graduate fellow in Community Engaged Scholarship. In the wider field of art history, Prof. Flora serves on the board of directors of the International Center of Medieval Art and the advisory board of the Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome. As a scholar, Flora specializes in the art of late medieval Italy, with a focus on questions of gender, materiality, and narrative, and has published two books and numerous articles in these fields. She has been the winner of the Rome Prize in Medieval Studies at the American Academy in Rome, the Jean-François Malle Fellowship at the Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies in Florence, an Artists and Scholars Grant (ATLAS) from the Louisiana Board of Regents, and many other fellowships and awards. She earned her PhD from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and worked in the museum world in New York, including at the Frick Collection, the Cloisters, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, before coming to Tulane in 2007.  Click here for faculty home page.