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Dissertation:  “Consumption and Construction:  Devotional Images and the Place of Empire in Postclassic Mexico, 1325-1521” (2017)
Research interests include:  The sacred image and devotional objects in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, the visual cultures of the Americas, Colonial and European representations of New World sacra and ritual, global modernisms, theories of representation, and the construction of narratives of place and cultural identity through the art object.

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Ph.D., History and Criticism of Art, Florida State University, 2017 (Dissertation Committee Chair:  Michael D. Carrasco)


In Press, “The Sculptural Presence: Aztec Incensarios, Animacy, Agency, and Materiality,” in, Mesoamerican Ceramics: Form, Function, and Meaningedited by Michael D. Carrasco and Maline D. Werness-Rude (Boulder:  University of Colorado Press, 2018).

2017, “The Global Art of Zao Wou-ki,” Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, 21:1 (Co-author, Laura Lee, Ph.D.).

2014, “Discourses of Power: Andean Colonial Literacies and The Virgin Mary of the Mountain,” Athanor XXXII.


In progress, “In the Realm of Images: The Consumption of New World Sacra From the Early Modern Period to the Contemporary Museum Setting” (working title)

In progress, Consumption and Construction: Devotional Images, Ixiptla, and the Place of Empire in Postclassic Mexico (working title)

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

October, 2018, Southeastern College Art Conference (Birmingham, AL), Session Co-Chair, “Landscape, Interaction, and Movement: Cultural Geographies of the Americas” (Session I and II)


College Art Conference, Association of Latin America Art

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