Faculty

William Ma


Assistant Professor



225-578-5411 | 220 Design Building
williamma1@lsu.edu |

Art History BA University of California at Berkeley
PhD University of California at Berkeley



william maWilliam Ma is a Chinese art historian who specializes in the artistic exchanges among China and the world during the late-imperial and modern periods. His research interest includes material culture, workshop practices, aesthetic pedagogy, Jesuit missionary art in late imperial China, and the relationship between export art and the imperial court during the High Qing.

Ma received a BA (2002) and PhD (2016) from the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to teaching at his alma mater, he has taught courses in Asian art history at the University of San Francisco. During the academic year of 2016–17, he was a visiting professor at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. A former Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Peabody Essex Museum, Ma has worked at the Las Vegas Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim-Hermitage Museum.