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Maurie McInnis

2016 Speaker

MAURIE McINNIS began her appointment as executive vice president and provost of The University of Texas at Austin on July 1, 2016. Previously, she served as vice provost for academic affairs and professor of art history at the University of Virginia. McInnis is a renowned scholar in the cultural history of American art in the colonial and antebellum South. Her scholarship focuses on the relationship between politics and art in early America. Her most recent book, “Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade,” features art depicting the American slave trade and how it influenced public perception of slavery in America. It was awarded the Charles C. Eldredge Book Prize from the Smithsonian American Art Museum as well as the Library of Virginia Literary award for nonfiction. McInnis earned a bachelor’s degree with highest distinction in art history from University of Virginia and a master’s degree and Ph.D., also in art history, from Yale University. @utaustin