Magali Carrera, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
The Vice Provost is responsible for overseeing undergraduate academic planning and curriculum development, with a focus on general education, the honors program, educational technology and the development of learning communities; academic advising both in the Advising Center and in the majors; transfer and outreach programs including College Now and Pathways.
Dr. Carrera is Chancellor Professor of Art History. She received a B.A. in the History of Art from Arizona State University and the M.A., M.Phil and PhD in the History of Art from Columbia University. Her research focuses on visual cultures of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Mexico. Her book, Imagining Identity in New Spain: Race, Lineage, and the Colonial Body in Portraiture and Casta Paintings won the 2004 College Art Association/Association for Latin American Art Book Award and her newest book, Traveling from New Spain to Mexico: Mapping the Nation in Nineteenth-Century Mexico, will be published shortly by Duke University Press. She has taught courses in the art and culture of Africa, Oceania, and the ancient Americas and she also teaches in the Women’s Studies program. In 2003-2004, she received the UMass Dartmouth Teacher of the Year Award and in 2005, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Massachusetts Federation of Teachers. She has served as Chair of Art History, Team Leader of CITS’ Instructional Development Group and second Vice President of the Faculty Federation.