William & Mary

Professor Wins Fellowships, Grant, and Prize

Susan V. WebsterSusan Verdi Webster, the Jane Williams Mahoney Professor of Art and Art History and American Studies, was awarded the Edilia and François-Auguste de Montêquin Senior Fellowship from the Society of Architectural Historians and a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society to conduct research in Ecuador for her book on Andean builders in colonial Quito. She was also awarded a QEP/Mellon Grant to take three undergraduate students to Quito, Ecuador, this summer, where they will engage in archival research on colonial art and architecture. Webster's essay, "Masters of the Trade: Native Artisans, Guilds, and the Construction of Colonial Quito," Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 68:1 (2009): 10-29, won the Harold Eugene Davis Prize from the Mid-Atlantic Council for Latin American Studies for the best article published in 2008-2009.