Laura Auricchio

Dean, Fordham College at Lincoln Center

Laura Auricchio, PhD, is Dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center and Professor of Art History at Fordham University. She received her BA summa cum laude from Harvard College and her PhD with distinction at Columbia University. Laura joined Fordham in August 2019 after spending 17 years at The New School in Greenwich Village, where she served most recently as Vice Provost for Curriculum and Learning.

A specialist in the art and history of France and the United States in the Age of Revolution, Laura is an active scholar whose work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Fulbright, Whiting, and Earhart Foundations, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the New York Council for the Humanities, and the New York State Council for the Arts. In addition to dozens of articles, book sections, exhibition catalog entries, book reviews, exhibition reviews, op-eds, and other short-form writing, she has published one co-edited volume and two single-author books: Adélaïde Labille-Guiard: Artist in the Age of Revolution, published by the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2009; and The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered, published by Alfred A. Knopf, which won the 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award. She is currently working with the Chateau de Versailles on the first-ever exhibition dedicated to Labille-Guiard, and serving on the scientific committee of France in the Americas, a “collaborative bilingual digital library...which is the fruit of the cooperation between the National Library of France and 18 French, Canadian, American, and British cultural institutions and universities.”