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Beth Merfish, Ph.D.

Department Chair of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of Art History,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3432
Office: B2121.12


Beth Matusoff Merfish is an associate professor of art history at University of Houston-Clear Lake. She earned her master's degree and doctorate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University with specializations in Latin American and modern art and her bachelor's degree from Wellesley College. Her current book project considers the virulent pro-Fascist products of two men best known for their major roles in the populist Mexican Muralist Movement: the bureaucrat Jose Vasconcelos and the artist Dr. Atl.

At UHCL, Dr. Merfish teaches in the humanities program at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her course subjects include Modern Art, Mexican Art, Latin American Art, and the History of Propaganda. Her courses at UHCL within the Latinx and Latin American Studies (LLAS) minor include Mexican Art, 1500-Present, and Latin American Contemporary Art.


LLAS related classes: Mexican Art, 1500-Present