Gabrielle Vail

Research Scholar - Social Sciences

  • Phone: (941) 487-4357
  • Email: gvail@ncf.edu
  • Office Location: SSC 102
  • Mail Location: SSC102

M.A., Ph.D., Tulane University
B.A., New College of Florida

Professor Vail specializes in Pre-Columbian studies, with an emphasis on the iconography and hieroglyphic texts of the screenfold manuscripts (codices) painted by the prehispanic Maya. She has done collaborative research with colleagues on the Borgia group of codices from central Mexico and postclassic murals from the Maya area, as well as ethnohistoric documents from the Maya region. These studies contribute to our understanding of the ideology and religion of Mesoamerica and of interactions among Maya and central Mexican cultures during the postclassic period.