Olivia Huffstetter

Olivia Huffstetter

Olivia Huffstetter

Graduate Teaching Associate



  • 2018, MA, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • 2016, BA, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX

Olivia is a PhD student in the Arts Administration, Education and Policy doctoral program. She received her BA from Southwestern University in history and art history. While there, Olivia held internships with 2 museums and had the chance to study both subjects abroad in Ireland and Peru. After graduating in 2016, she attended Oklahoma State University and received her MA in art history in 2018. Olivia's thesis titled "From Sahagun to the Mainstream: Flawed Representations of Latin American Culture in Image and Text."

While at Oklahoma State University, Olivia served as a GTA. She was selected as a "Distinguished Graduate Fellowship" recipient, which is awarded to "outstanding, full-time graduate students at Oklahoma State. She also received the title of "Honorary Graduate Commencement Marshal" alongside 3 other students who were nominated and selected for their scholarly contributions to their field.

Fun Fact: Olivia was active in all sorts of extra-curricular activities growing up. She was involved in dance for 10 years, softball for 5 years, was a cheerleader, and even did Tae Kwon Do for 2 years (and yes, she has a black belt!).

Research Interests

  • Art history and curriculum
  • Art and social justice
  • Gender and art
  • Museums and representation
  • Museum education