Esperança Camara

University of Saint Francis

Esperança Camara is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She is also director of the Master of Arts Program in Studio Art.  A native of Boston, she earned her BA in Art History from Reed College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on devotional art in Renaissance and Baroque Italy.  She is a contributor to Khan Academy/Smarthistory.org, an online art history resource.  In addition to teaching a wide variety of art history courses, she has also taught USF’s first year seminar and participated in “Living Your Call,” a mentoring program supported by the Lilly Endowment.  In 2007, she received the Excellence in Teaching and Campus Leadership Award at the University of Saint Francis.  Esperanca and her husband, William, are kept busy raising their son, Miles (12).  She attended Collegium in 2007 and is pleased to be returning for her second year as a mentor.

Mentor Year: 
2014, 2015