Magali Carrera, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
The Vice Provost for Academic Affairs provides senior level administrative assistance to the Provost in executing the mission and responsibilities of the Division of Academic Affairs, with emphasis on all aspects of undergraduate academic planning, student success support and initiatives, as well as international programming, academic policy and regulations, program assessment and accreditation.
The Vice Provost interacts with the Deans and Associate/Assistant Deans of the Colleges and Schools to assure that academic planning and student success assessment goals are being met at the college level.
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, was published by Duke University Press (2011).
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.