Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Initiatives in the Arts and Humanities
Daniela Bleichmar was appointed Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Initiatives in the Arts and Humanities on July 1, 2015. She is Associate Professor of Art History and History, director of the Visual Studies Graduate Certificate program, and a member of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute (EMSI) and Visual Studies Research Institute (VSRI). She received a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, and has held fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Getty Foundation, and the Getty Research Institute.
Professor Bleichmar’s research and teaching address the history of science and visual culture in colonial Latin America and early modern Europe, focusing particularly on the histories of knowledge production, cultural contact and exchange, collecting and display, and books and prints. She is the author of the prize-winning monograph Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment (2012) and an editor of Collecting Across Cultures: Material Exchanges in the Early Modern Atlantic World (2011), Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500–1800 (2009), and Objects in Motion in the Early Modern World (2015). She is currently writing a book entitled, The Itinerant Lives of Painted Books: Mexican Codices and Transatlantic Knowledge in the Early Modern World, and co-curating an exhibition, “Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin,” which will open at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in 2017.