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Associate Professor, History of Art & Architecture

Cristelle Baskins holds a PhD in Art History from UC Berkeley. At Tufts she is Associate Professor in the department of the History of Art. She is the recipient of prestigious grants including a Fulbright-Hayes, a J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship, a Mellon funded sabbatical, an Aga Khan fellowship at Harvard, and a Newhouse Fellowship at Wellesley College. In 2008 she co-curated an exhibition for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston: “The Triumph of Marriage: Renaissance Painted Wedding Chests." Her articles on Turkmens, Syrian Christians, and Baroque travelers have appeared in the Journal for the Society of Armenian Studies, Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, Muqarnas, Renaissance Studies, and Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Her current research focuses on links between the north and south shores of the Mediterranean. Her talks will address a sixteenth-century Portuguese queen and patron of art as well as her son, who led a disastrous invasion of Morocco.