University of Mississippi

Archives for August 2013

Dr. Louise Arizzoli

Instructional Assistant Professor
Art History

PhD, Indiana University
MA, Indiana University
MA, University of Rome “La Sapienza”



Louise Arizzoli received her PhD in Art History from Indiana University in 2013, with a specialization in the history of collections in France and in America, Nineteenth century as well as Renaissance and Baroque European Art. She also holds an MA in art history from Indiana University and an MA from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, with a concentration on museum studies. Before moving to the United States in 2005, she pursued a bachelor’s degree at the University of “Roma Tre”, and she worked as an archivist and exhibition organizer in Rome, Italy. Prior to joining the University of Mississippi in the Spring 2013, she was Acting Curator for Western Art before 1800 at the Indiana University Art Museum.

She has received several fellowships and grants among which a Junior Fellowship at the Frick Collection’s Center for the History of Collecting in America in New York; she has presented her scholarly work at conferences and published articles in journals such as the Journal of the History of Collections, Les Cahiers d’Histoire de l’Art and Studi di storia dell’arte.

She is currently working at a monograph dedicated to James Hazen Hyde (1876-1959), an American art collector who lived in Paris between the two World Wars.

Dr. Kris Belden-Adams

Assistant Professor of Art
Art History

MPh, PhD, City University of New York Graduate Center
MA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago



Kris Belden-Adams is an Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Mississippi (USA), and specializes in the history and theory of photography. Her work has been published in Photographies, Afterimage, Southern Studies, and Lexia: Journal of Semiotics. She is the author of the books Photography, Modernity, Temporality: Time Warped(forthcoming 2019) and Picturing Privilege: Photography, ‘Aristogenics,’ Eugenics (forthcoming 2019), and is the editor of and a contributor to the volume Photography and Failure: One Medium’s Entanglement with Flops, Underdogs, and Disappointments (2016).