Terra Foundation Visiting Professorship at University of Oxford, 2016–25

The post is based in the History of Art Department and is offered in association with a Visiting Fellowship at Worcester College, Oxford. The Visiting Professorship is an opportunity to build research networks, encourage international collaboration, and inspire a new generation of American art academics and curators. The successful candidate undertakes their own research in the history of American art, gives a series of four public lectures at Oxford, and organizes a study day. They also teach one undergraduate and one graduate course at Oxford and are full members of the History of Art Department and the wider Oxford academic community, including as a Visiting Fellow at Worcester College.

  • The 2023–24 Terra Foundation Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford is Dr. Johanna Gosse, Assistant Professor in Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Idaho and Executive Editor of the journal Media-N. For more information on Dr. Gosse’s courses, please visit the University of Oxford website.
  • Over four dates in May 2024, Dr. Johanna Gosse will deliver the Terra Lectures in American Art on ‘The Politics of Place in American Art of the Vietnam Era.’  More information may be found here.

This fellowship is administered by the University of Oxford.

Past Recipients: University of Oxford


Christopher Reed, Distinguished Professor of English and Visual Culture at the Pennsylvania State University


Charlene Villaseñor Black, Professor of Art History and Chicana/o Studies at UCLA


Emily C. Burns, Associate Professor of Art History, Auburn University


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