Emily Bakemeier serves as Vice Provost for Arts and Faculty Affairs, working broadly in the areas of the arts and humanities, including oversight of the Institute of Sacred Music, the Norfolk Summer Programs and Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM), and the Yale Alumni Magazine. As part of her responsibilities, Emily is a member of the Divinity School Dean’s Advisory Council and the Board of Trustees of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. She is also responsible for specific aspects of faculty recruitment, retention, and retirement across the university. As a provost at Yale for over two decades, her responsibilities have additionally included primary oversight for academic policy, resource allocation, and faculty affairs for the departments and programs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, as well as for the professional schools of Art, Architecture, Music, Drama, and Divinity.
Emily is a fellow of Pierson College, a member of the Board of Incorporators of the Elizabethan Club, and she has been a fellow of the Whitney Humanities Center. She is Yale’s representative to the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE) and she chairs the Yale College Sudler Prize Committee for the Arts. Her academic area of expertise is in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century northern European art, particularly early modern French royal portraiture and iconography. She received her A.B. from Dartmouth College and her M.F.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University.