Elizabeth Pugliano

Elizabeth Pugliano

  • Visual Arts (CAM)

Elizabeth Pugliano, PhD, is Instructor of Art History at the University of Colorado Denver, where she teaches courses on ancient, medieval, and Islamic art as well as in the Arts Core and Humanities Core curricula. Her research balances art historical scholarship focusing on violence, combat, conflict and audience in medieval art, and pedagogical issues and practices encountered in the contemporary art history classroom. Her current projects range in topic and scope from focused studies of trompe l’oeil and empathic response in a late medieval illuminated manuscript, and gender and representation in medieval combat imagery, to an anthology (with Susan Barahal) on empathy and the visual arts.

Dr. Pugliano is also a 2020-2022 ThinqStudio Faculty Fellow for which she is engaged in a collaborative, web-based project examining failure, risk, and equity in higher ed.

Areas of Expertise

Medieval art

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Boston University
PhD; History of Art and Architecture

Boston University
MA; History of Art and Architecture

College of the Holy Cross

BA; Art History and English


ThinqStudio Faculty Fellow (2020-2022)
CAM Excellence in Teaching Award (2020)
CAM Faculty Development Seed Grant (2019)
UCDALI IRC Faculty Professional Development Grant (2018)