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Skidmore College
Art History
FaKristi Peterson

Kristi Peterson

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History

Contact Information

Office: Filene 101
Phone: 518-580-5057

Fall 2022 Office Hours: 

Degree Listing

  • Ph.D., Florida State University
    (Dissertation: "Consumption and Construction: Devotional Images and the Place of Empire in Postclassic Mexico, 1325-1521."
  • M.A., Florida State University
  • B.A., Florida State University

Brief Biography

Kristi Peterson teaches courses on the art and culture of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica; the visual cultures of the Americas; how Pre-Columbian visual culture is collected and displayed; and modern art in a global context.

Her research focuses on sacred images in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica; Colonial and European representations of New World sacra and ritual; global modernisms; theories of representation, and the construction of narratives of place and cultural identity through art objects.