Richard Ellis

Position title: Ph.D. Student

Pronouns: he/him/his

Website: Richard Ellis's website

Curriculum Vitae

B.A. University of South Florida, 2017
M.A. University of South Florida, 2019

Richard Ellis joined UW–Madison in the fall of 2024 from Tampa, Florida. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art history from the University of South Florida (USF), where he focused on Islamic art and architecture. After graduating, he was instructor of record of various art history courses at USF and the University of Tampa.

Research Interests
Richard’s research activities are centered around Persian painted manuscripts and Islamic calligraphy. Other research interests include Orientalism and modern and contemporary art in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and the diaspora.

Primary Advisor(s):
Jennifer Pruitt