Elizabeth Valdez del Alamo

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Professor, Art and Design

Calcia Hall 218
973 655-4442
973 655-7833
BA:Sarah Lawrence College
MAT:Yale University
MA:Columbia University
MPhi:Columbia University
PhD:Columbia University
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At MSU, Professor del Alamo teaches Art and Western Civilization I and II, Research Methods in the Arts, courses in Medieval Art, and the Honors Seminar in the Creative Process.


Elizabeth Valdez del Álamo is an art historian with special interest in medieval Spain, monasticism, the funerary arts, and audience reception. Her book on the medieval monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos in Spain was published by Brepols in 2012. She was given the University Distinguished Scholar award for 2014-15.

Her publications and research have been supported by The Howard Foundation, The Kress Foundation, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States' Universities, and Montclair State University.

As Chair of the Advocacy committee for the International Center of Medieval Art, she coordinated the writing of a Statement of Ethics for historians of medieval art. She serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Studies in Iconography.


Office Hours


  • Tuesday 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Wednesday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm


  • Tuesday 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm


Research Projects

Census of Gothic Sculpture in America

Entries on Gothic sculpture in The Hispanic Society of America, co-authored with Constancio del Alamo, for Gothic Sculpture in America, vol. III, The Museums of New York and Pennsylvania, directed by Joan Holladay and Susan Ward, Publications of the International Center of Medieval Art, Turnhout, Brepols, for 2013.

Art in Castilla under the reign of Alfonso VIII and Leonor Plantagenet.