A closeup of Amy Haavik-MacKinnon in front of a softly focused gray and blue painting

Art BFA (interdisciplinary)

Amy Haavik-MacKinnon is an adjunct professor of art history at UArts. 


Amy Haavik-MacKinnon’s research specialty is modern and contemporary art. She holds a BA from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York; an MA from the University of Manchester, England; and an MA and a PhD from Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania—all in art history. Her PhD dissertation explored British art since World War II and issues of identity.

She lives with her husband, two daughters, and dog in South Philadelphia. She enjoys taking advantage of Philly’s vibrant cultural landscape, exploring new places, film, reading (especially Nordic noir and The New Yorker), and keeping up with contemporary art.


Haavik-MacKinnon has a breadth of experience in art history. 

  • In addition to teaching at UArts since 2017, she has taught as an adjunct professor at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, from 2016 to the present.

  • She is also the editor of Mexican Costumbrismo: Race, Society, and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Art by Mey-Yen Moriuchi, summer and fall 2015; the work was published in 2018.

  • Awards & Accolades

Haavik-MacKinnon’s work has been recognized in numerous ways, including through 

  • a Fanny Bullock Workman Fellowship (fall 2012 and spring 2013),

  • a Bryn Mawr College teaching assistantship in the department of History of Art (spring 2012),

  • a Bryn Mawr College academic fellowship (2010–2011),

  • a Bryn Mawr College travel fellowship (2010), and

  • a Mary Patterson McPherson Award for Excellence (2008–2009).

I love teaching at University of the Arts, because every semester I experience anew my students’ creativity and talent in their chosen fields, as well as their enthusiasm for learning. The sense of community at UArts is palpable.