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Sophia Farmer


Sophia Farmer

Adjunct Faculty

Art and Graphic Design


Degree Major Emphasis/Program Name Institution Year
Ph.D. Art History University of Wisconsin-Madison 2019
M.A. Art History University of Wisconsin-Madison 2014
B.A. with Honours Art History and Visual Studies University of Toronto 2012

Dr. Sophia Maxine Farmer specializes in teaching global and temporally diverse perspectives on art and design. At UAFS she enjoys teaching a wide range of courses in art history and is committed to promoting the art of underrepresented groups.

Dr. Farmer’s transnational research is grounded in the history and culture of the 20th and 21st centuries, considering the relationship between art, politics, and the environment. She has received numerous fellowships, grants, and awards to fund her research including postdoctoral fellowships with the Scholars Program at The Getty Research Institute (2019–2020), a Wolfsonian–Florida International University Fellowship (2018), a Visiting Graduate Student Fellowship at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University (2018), and a graduate fellowship at the Center for Italian Modern Art in New York. She has published on a range of topics with a particular focus on Italian modernism, art under fascism, and contemporary arts activism. Some of her recent publications include: