Department of Art and Art History People

Dr. George Flaherty

Assistant Professor

Art History: Latin American and U.S. Latino Art


George Flaherty

George Flaherty joined the department in 2011 upon completing his Ph.D. in the history of art and architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He specializes in post-1940 visual and spatial cultures in Mexico and its borderlands, with research interests extending to film and media studies and subaltern studies.

Dr. Flaherty is currently completing a book manuscript, Hotel de México: Dwelling on ’68, which investigates Mexico City’s 1968 student movement and its representation. This project has received supported from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, the Social Science Research Council and the Society of Architectural Historians. The Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México hosted his Fulbright-García Robles grant.

He serves as associate director of the Center for Latin American Visual Studies (CLAVIS) at UT and, with Dr. Andrea Giunta, co-directs the “Grounds for Comparison: Neo-Vanguards and Latin American/U.S. Latino Art” research seminars (2013-15), part of the Getty Foundation’s Connecting Art Histories initiative.