Staff and Key Faculty Contacts


Andrea Gallelli Huezo

Department Administrator

Andrea Gallelli Huezo specializes in the art and architecture of Latin America from Pre-Conquest to Modern. Throughout her courses, she explores Latin American history, belief systems, and traditions as displayed in art, material culture, and architecture while emphasizing the interaction between native traditions and imported ideas concerning religion, race, gender, politics, rituals, and daily life. Moreover, in her classroom, she introduces students to the major artistic movements focusing on the regional and global changes that defined, challenged, or shaped Latin American art and culture. Some of her recent courses include Pre-Conquest Art & Architecture, Latin American Art I, Latin American Art II, Mesoamerican Art: Myth & Ritual, Race & Color in Latin American Art, and Spectacle in Latin America. Gallelli Huezo’s research interests also include spectacle, processions, and theatre in Latin America, Spain, and Islam. Her current research project explores the intersection of spectacle and race in Latin America.

In addition to her academic role, Andrea Gallelli Huezo brings extensive operational and personnel management experience to our Department and the broader Georgetown University community.

Em Aufuldish (she/her)

Department Coordinator

As the Department Coordinator for the Art and Art History Department, Em is responsible for the Department’s daily operations, including Studio Arts, Art History, Art & Museum Studies, and the Art Galleries. Em grew up in California and graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 2017 with honors in Art History. She has worked in museums and archives, as well as in arts administration. Most recently, she worked as the Gallery Manager for the Hoffman Gallery at Lewis & Clark College. Contact Em at

Samantha Marques

Exhibitions & Public Engagement Manager, Georgetown University Art Galleries

Samantha Marques-Mordkofsky brings over a decade of experience in program management, event planning, and mission representation to Georgetown University Art Galleries. Previously, she served as Arlington Art Center’s Education & Outreach Manager where she directed an in-demand education program serving 1200+ students of all ages annually.  Prior to AAC, Samantha presented over 100 exhibitions of contemporary art featuring the work of emerging and internationally known artists at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.  Samantha looks forward to contributing to exhibitions and public programs at GU.

Key Faculty Contacts

Department Chair

Elizabeth Prelinger

Director, Undergraduate Studies in Art History

Ian Bourland

Director, Undergraduate Studies in Art

John Morrell

Director, Art and Museum Studies Program

Lisa Strong

Gallery Director

Al Miner

Art Classroom Manager

Scott Hutchison