Terra Foundation Visiting Professorships at University of Oxford, 2016–22

Building on the university’s outstanding resources for the advanced study of art history and North American history, politics, literature, and culture, the Terra Foundation Visiting Professorship at the University of Oxford facilitates the instruction of annual courses on American art from the 1500s and onward. The visiting professors become members of the History of Art Department, undertake original research on American art, and also hold visiting fellowships at Worcester College.

  • The 2020–21 Terra Foundation Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford is Emily C. Burns, Associate Professor of Art History at Auburn University where she teaches courses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American, Native American, and European art history. For more information on Professor Burns’s courses, please visit the University of Oxford website.
  • Belatedness—Modernity—Coloniality, a Terra Foundation for American Art Study Day, organized by Emily C. Burns, takes place online on June 28, 2021. For more information and to register, please visit the University of Oxford website.

This award is administered by the University of Oxford.

Past Recipients: University of Oxford


Amy M. Mooney, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, Columbia College Chicago


John R. Blakinger, Postdoctoral fellow, University of Southern California Society of Fellows in the Humanities


Miguel de Baca, Associate Professor of Art History, Lake Forest College


David W. Lubin, Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art, Wake Forest University