Art and Art History
Linda Williams is an art historian who teaches courses on the art of Europe and the Americas from the early modern period to the present. Her research focuses on 16th-century painting on both sides of the Atlantic: specifically, Italian Renaissance frescoes in Roman palaces and viceregal-period murals in Yucatan. Recent publications include “The Birth of the Virgin with Saint Michael Mural at Tabi: The Inmaculada and Idolatry in Seventeenth-Century Yucatán,” in Ethnohistory (2014); “Modalities of Representation: Symbol and Contemporary Narrative in Sixteenth-Century Murals at the Convent of Izamal, Yucatán, ” in Colonial Latin American Review (2013); and “Dual Messages of Power on the Façade of Casa Montejo, Mérida, Yucatán,” in Studies in Iconography (2010). Williams’ projects include a study of artistic reconstruction in an early 17th-century convent in Campeche and a book on the murals of the convent of Santa Clara at Dzidzantún, Yucatan.
B.A., University of California-Davis, 1984; M.A., University of Texas-Austin, 1992; Ph.D., University of Washington, 2004