Michael Schreffler

Professor, Art History<br><br>Associate Dean for the Arts, College of Arts and Letters
421 Decio Faculty Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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Professor, Art History

Associate Dean for the Arts, College of Arts and Letters

Area: Art History


Ph.D., University of Chicago

Research Interests

Art and architecture of Spain and Latin America (1500-1800), Visual Culture, Art and Language, Historiography


Michael Schreffler is a scholarĀ of Spanish colonial art and architectural history. His research studies the ways in which objects, images and architectural forms communicated ideas and facilitated governance in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He explores these themes in the geographic context of the Spanish monarchy's two American jurisdictions: the kingdom (or viceroyalty) of Peru, which comprised most of Andean South America, and that of New Spain, which extended northward from Panama into the southwestern USA and also included the Philippine Islands.