CFA Faculty Biography

Maya Stanfield-Mazzi
School of Art + Art History
Assistant Professor, Director of Graduate Studies for Art History
Specialization: Pre-Columbian/Latin American Art

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Maya Stanfield-Mazzi attended Smith College for her B.A. and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her fellowships include a National Resource Fellowship to study Quechua and a Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship for study in Peru. She was a visiting professor at Tulane University before coming to the University of Florida.

Dr. Stanfield-Mazzi specializes in art of the Pre-Columbian and colonial Andes, especially that of colonial Peru. She focuses on the ways in which native Amerindians contributed to creating new forms of Catholicism in the New World. She has published articles in Current Anthropology, Hispanic Research Journal, Colonial Latin American Review, and Religion and the Arts. She also wrote bibliographic essays on painting in the Viceroyalty of Peru and Andean textiles for Oxford Bibliographies Online.

Her book Object and Apparition: Envisioning the Christian Divine in the Colonial Andes (2013) was recently released by the University of Arizona Press. She is now researching liturgical textiles created in the colonial Americas, with an eye to how these works reformulated local textile traditions, responded to a hierarchy of value that privileged imported textiles, and contributed to new Catholic visual cultures.

With Susan Cooksey, Dr. Stanfield-Mazzi co-curated the exhibition recently at the Harn Museum of Art entitled “Verdant Earth and Teeming Seas: The Natural World in Ancient American Art.” See



ARH 2050 Introduction to the History of Art I

ARH 3653 Mesoamerican Art

ARH 3652 Ancient Andean Art

ARH 3664 Colonial Art of New Spain

ARH 3665 Colonial Andean Art

ARH 3661 Latin American Art

ARH 6654 Pre-Columbian Art Seminar

ARH 6666 Colonial Latin American Art Seminar


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