Fernanda Villarroel Lamoza

(she/her and they/them)

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History of Africa and the Black Atlantic

Areas of Study


  • PhD, art history, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
  • MA, anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
  • BA, social anthropology, University of Chile 


Fernanda Villarroel Lamoza is a specialist in contemporary art from Africa and the Global Diaspora, with a particular focus on Black Studies, Transnational Feminism, and Visual Culture. Her first book project, Refiguring the Feminine: Reparative Art Practices from the Black Atlantic, expands from her dissertation’s extensive research, conducted with support from the University of Wisconsin Madison, Fulbright-Hays, Mellon-ACLS, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Far from a matter of mere biological difference, this project understands the feminine as a strategic position for artists and critics to read against the narratives that have historically delegitimized and devalued Black lives, philosophies, and aesthetics. 

Spring 2023

Approaches to African Art — ARTH 154
Black Feminist Art: Contemporary Feminist Practices from Africa and its Diasporas — ARTH 282
The Feminine as Method for Art Histories of the Black Atlantic — ARTH 382