Kate Flint, Provost Professor of Art History and English, joined the University of Southern California in July 2011.

Trained at Oxford University and the Courtauld Institute of Art, she wrote her dissertation on the British reception of contemporary painting, 1870-1910. Her areas of specialization include Victorian and early 20th-century cultural, visual, and literary history; the history of photography from its inception to now; women's writing, and transatlantic studies.

Professor Flint's new book, "Flash! Photography, Writing and Surprising Illumination" was published by Oxford University Press in early 2018. She has published "The Transatlantic Indian 1776-1930" (Princeton University Press, 2008), which looks at the two-way relations between Native Americans and the British and explores the intersections of modernity, nationhood, performance, and popular culture; "The Victorians and The Visual Imagination" (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and "The Woman Reader, 1837-1914" (Oxford University Press, 1993), both of which won the British Academy’s Rose Mary Crawshay prize.


  • –present
    Provost Professor of Art History and English, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences