Jessica Stair

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art


113 Gaddy Hamrick

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Professor Stair specializes in the history of Latin American art. Her research focuses on indigenous artistic and scribal practices of colonial Mexico and how new iconographies and modes of reading and writing were invented during the late-colonial period. Her other research projects center on the transformation of pictorial forms across genre and media and the authority of images within juridical settings. In addition to teaching art history, Professor Stair also teaches design courses at Meredith, drawing upon her eight combined years of teaching design and working professionally as a graphic designer.

Academic Credentials

PhD University of California, Berkeley, History of Art

MA University of California, Berkeley, History of Art

MFA Virginia Commonwealth University, Visual Communication

BFA East Carolina University, Art, Graphic Design Concentration


“Invoking Body and Voice: Deixis and Multivalency in the Techialoyan Manuscripts” Word & Image 36, no. 3 (2020)

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