Associate Professor of Art History
Associate Dean for Research, College of Arts and Architecture
Interim Head, Department of Art History
124 Borland Building | University Park, PA 16802
- Ph.D., M. Phil., and M.A. in art history (Columbia University)
- B.A. in art history (Dartmouth College)
Dr. Schulz is a specialist in the art of Spain and the Spanish world in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He is particularly interested in the role of visual culture in the construction of national and imperial identity, and in the conditions of artistic production and reception in the age of Enlightenment and Romanticism. Much of Schulz’s published work has focused on the art of Francisco Goya. Goya’s Caprichos: Aesthetics, Perception, and the Body (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2005) received the 2007 Eleanor Tufts Prize from the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies. His continuing research on Goya examines the artist’s graphic work and addresses his legacy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Schulz is also completing a book entitled Islamic Art and Culture in the Spanish Imagination, in which he reconsiders the legacy of Spain’s Islamic past in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. One aspect of this research—an article entitled “Moors and the Bullfight: History and National Identity in Goya’s Tauromaquia”—appeared in the June 2008 issue of The Art Bulletin. Schulz has received various awards and fellowships, including an Alisa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowship from the Center for the Advanced Study of Visual Art (declined), a twelve-month fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a Getty Scholar residency at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, and a five-year Faculty Excellence Award from the University of Oregon in recognition of innovative scholarship. Before coming to Penn State in fall 2013, Schulz was on the faculty at Seattle University (1994-2005) and the University of Oregon (2005-12), where he served as department head from 2009 to 2012.