Maline D. Werness-Rude Lecturer

  • media area: Art History
  • phone: 707.826.3432
  • email: mdw227@humboldt.edu
  • office: Art, A 26


  • PhD, Art History, University of Texas, Austin, 2010
  • MA, Art History, University of Texas, Austin, 2003
  • BA, Art History, University of California, Davis, 2000
  • BA, English, University of California, Davis, 2000


Maline Werness-Rude specializes in the study of Latin American art and architecture. Within this broad field, she particularly focuses on Mesoamerica, the Maya and ancient Maya ceramics. Secondary areas of interest include Nineteenth Century art and architecture as well as crafting traditions and moments of cultural exchange to name a few. In addition to several short encyclopedia entries on various Mesoamerican topics, and an online article in press titled "One Hand, Two Pots: Placing a Pot from the University of Texas Collections in Context," she has published her MA thesis, "Pabellon Molded-Carved Ceramics: A Consideration in Light of the Terminal Classic Collapse of Classic Maya Civilization," online through FAMSI. Werness-Rude has presented papers on numerous occasions and continues to focus on pottery in her scholarly work, including several on-going single-authored and collaborative projects on Precolumbian pottery generally and Pabellon Molded-Carved ceramics and Chochol? style vessels specifically, as well as investigations into ancient Maya conceptions of space and ways of seeing.

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