Staff Profile: Christina Larson

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Christina Larson

Andrew W. Mellon Academic Engagement Fellow

(305) 284-4095

Christina Larson joined the University of Miami as the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Academic Engagement in November 2017. In this role, she works closely with her colleagues at the Lowe Art Museum and University of Miami Libraries to promote the cultural resources of artwork, artifacts, and archives for teaching, learning, and research purposes for faculty and students. Most importantly, Larson makes creative connections with a wide scope of disciplines at the University of Miami, paving new ways to engage with the University’s cultural resources. Larson encourages curricular visits that feature these cultural resources, and she also oversees the Andrew W. Mellon CREATE Grants Program that supports faculty projects with these collections.

Prior to her four-year appointment at the University of Miami, Larson worked for the Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, Ohio); Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, Ohio); Special Collections at Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio); University Archives, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio); Project Art, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City); University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, Iowa); Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); University of Iowa Museum of Art (Iowa City); and the Iowa Children’s Museum (Coralville, Iowa). Much of Larson’s experience has centered on academic programs, education, and curatorial projects. In addition to her museum and library experience, Larson has also taught at the college level, including English as a Second Language (ESL), advanced composition, and art history courses.

Larson received her Ph.D. in art history (2015) and Master’s degree (2007) in art history and museum studies from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Her undergraduate degree is in art history and English (2000), with a certificate in museum studies (2005) from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

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