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Keynote Speaker

Natalia Majluf has been Head Curator of the Museo de Arte de Lima (1995-2001) and since 2002 directs the same institution. She has curated exhibitions, lectured, and published broadly on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin American art. She is editor of Francisco Laso. Aguinaldo para las señoras del Perú y otros escritos (2003), Los incas, reyes del Perú (2005), Luis Montero. 'Los funerales de Atahualpa' (2011), and Más allá de la imagen. Los estudios técnicos en el proyecto José Gil de Castro (2012), among others, and has co-authored La piedra de Huamanga: lo sagrado y lo profano (1998), La recuperación de la memoria. El primer siglo de la fotografía. Perú, 1842-1942 (2001), Tipos del Perú. La Lima criolla de Pancho Fierro (2008) Camilo Blas (2010) Carlos Baca-Flor (2013) and Sabogal (2013). Recent exhibition projects include Reproducing Nations: Types and Costumes in Asia and Latin America, ca. 1800-1860 (2006), Elena Izcue. Lima-Paris, années 30 (2008), and Fernando Bryce. Drawing Modern History (2011-2012). She is currently participating in a collaborative research project on Peruvian painter José Gil de Castro (Lima, 1785-1837), which has been supported by the Getty Foundation. She has held the Getty Curatorial Research Fellowship and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, as well as fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington D.C. and the University of Cambridge. She received an MA in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (1990) and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin (1995).

Symposium Participants

Leyla Belkaïd is completing research on design work and traditional dress in contemporary fashion at the Department of Anthropology of the University of Lyon. From 2009 to 2012, she founded and directed the Master in Luxury Management at the Geneva School of Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, where she still lectures. She was Professor of Fashion Theory and Head of the Fashion Design Department at the Geneva University of Art and Design from 2004 to 2008. 

Denise Birkhofer is Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College. She earned her PhD in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, focusing on art after 1900 in Europe and the Americas and completing a dissertation titled On and Off the Streets: Photography and Performance in Mexico City, 1974-84. Her scholarship has appeared in the Woman's Art Journal and has been presented at the College Art Association Annual Conference, among many other places. 

Ashley Bruckbauer is a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French art, and she is especially interested in issues of gender, race, and identity formation as related to cultural exchange between France and Asia and contemporaneous notions of Otherness. Her current research examines French paintings and prints, specifically portraits, created within the context of diplomacy between France, the Ottoman Empire, and Southeast Asia. 

Sarah Buck is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History at Florida State University.Her dissertation examines the ensemble Les Costumes Grotesques (c. 1695) by Nicolas II de Larmessin and other representations of the trades in ancien régime visual and performing arts. She obtained her MA at FSU, writing her thesis on Giovanni Battista Piranesi's etchings of ancient Rome.  She has a BFA in Painting and Printmaking and a BA in Art History and Museum Studies, both from UNC-Greensboro.

Deborah Dorotinsky received her BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Berkley in 1985. She holds an MA and PhD in Art History from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) 2004. Her areas of research include the History of Mexican Ethnographic Photography 1850-1950; Visual Culture and Gender in Mexico 1920-1950 and Historiography of Art History. She is a full time researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas in UNAM, Mexico City, and presently chairs the Art History graduate Program at the same university. 

Teresa Eckmann received her PhD from the University of New Mexico in Latin American Studies with a concentration in post-Independence Latin American art history. She joined the faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio as Assistant Professor of art history in 2008. Dr. Eckmann specializes in modern and contemporary Latin American art, with a focus on Mexico. Her book, Neo-Mexicanism: Mexican Figurative Painting and Patronage in the 1980s, was published in 2010. 


Mariana Françozo is assistant professor and coordinator of the Museum Studies MA Program at Leiden University, and researcher at the National Museum of Ethnology, The Netherlands. Dr. Françozo studied Social Anthropology at Unicamp (Brazil). Her main research and teaching interests are the history and anthropology of collecting; museum studies; and historical anthropology. She is currently working on two projects:  early modern ethnography and the representation of indigenous peoples in global perspective; and on a long-term study of Brazilian collections in European ethnographic museums.

Elisabeth Fraser is Professor of Art History at the University of South Florida.  She published Delacroix, Art and Patrimony in Post-Revolutionary France in 2004, as well as articles appearing in Art History, Ars Orientalis, Oxford Art Journal, and French Historical Studies, among others.  She is currently completing a book, Mediterranean Encounters: Artists in the Ottoman Empire, 1774-1839.  Her interest in costume stems from a new project, Dressing Empire: Ottoman Costume Books and Transculturation.

Heather A. Hughes is a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Pennsylvania.  She is primarily interested in the intersections between print culture, clothing, and identity in early modern Europe.  These themes are central to her dissertation, Impressions of Dress: Costume Prints in England, France, and the Netherlands, c. 1600-1670, which she is currently researching as a Netherland-America Foundation/Fulbright Fellow. Her recently completed MA thesis focused on Osman Hamdi Bey's paintings of Ottoman women wearing Parisian-inspired fashions.

Maya Jiménez is Assistant Professor of Art History at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, and a Lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art. She earned her M.Phil. and Ph.D. from the Graduate Center, CUNY. In her dissertation, "Colombian Artists in Paris, 1865-1905," she explored her area of interest, the cross-cultural exchanges between Latin American and European art.


Ann Rosalind Jones, Esther Cloudman Dunn Professor of Comparative Literature at Smith College, is the author of The Currency of Eros: Women's Love Lyric in Europe, 1540-1600; editor and translator, with Margaret Rosenthal, of The Poems and Selected Letters of Veronica Franco; author, with Peter Stallybrass, of Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory; editor and translator, with Margaret Rosenthal, of an illustrated facsimile of Cesare Vecellio's Habiti antichi et moderni di diverse parti del mondo (Thames and Hudson, 2008). Her current research project, Global Habits, is a study of the interplay of text and image in sixteenth-century costume books published in Italy, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Matthew Keagle is originally from Vermont, and has been involved in research, historical interpretation, and program development for historic sites in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Delaware, Virginia, North and South Carolina.  He holds a Bachelors degree from Cornell University, a Masters in American Material Culture from the Winterthur Museum, and is currently working on a Ph.D. at the Bard Graduate Center where he is researching a cultural history of military dress in the Revolutionary Atlantic.

Charlene K. Lau is a Ph.D. Candidate in Art History and Visual Culture at York University (Toronto, Canada). Her current research examines the contemporary avant-garde fashion practice of Bernhard Willhelm. Charlene's writing has appeared in C Magazine, Canadian Art, Fashion Theory, The Journal of Curatorial Studies (forthcoming) and PUBLIC. She received a Master of Arts in the History and Culture of Fashion from the London College of Fashion and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Visual Studies from the University of Toronto.

Emily Morgan received her MA and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Arizona, with a concentration in the history of photography.  Her research has focused on photography and social exploration, photographic imagery of conflict and war, and photographic modernism, among other topics.  Morgan is a Lecturer in Art History at Iowa State University, where she teaches courses including Photography at War, Modern Art and Theory, and American Art. 


Eugenia Paulicelli is Professor of Italian, Comparative Literature, and Women's Studies at Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. Here she directs the concentration in Fashion Studies. She was Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol, UK in the Spring of 2013. Her books include Fashion under Fascism.Beyond the Black Shirt (Berg: 2004), Moda e Moderno. Dal Medioevo al Rinascimento (editor, Meltemi, 2006); The Fabric of Cultures. Fashion, Identity, Globalization (co-editor, Routledge: 2009); Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy. From Sprezzatura to Satire (Ashgate: 2014, forthcoming) and a special issue of WSQ dedicated to Fashion (CUNY Feminist Press: Spring 2013), which she co-edited. She is working on a book on Italian film, fashion, and identity to be published by the Bloomsbury Group. 

Vanesa Rodriguez-Galindo is completing her PhD at the Department of History of Art at U.N.E.D., Madrid. Her dissertation examines print culture and perceptions of urban modernization in late nineteenth-century Madrid. She holds a Master of Arts in Metropolitan and Regional History from the University of London and has been Junior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Westminster, London. In addition to her academic research, she works as an art consultant and translator. Her translations have been published in exhibition catalogues and specialized publications.

Victoria L. Rovine is an associate professor of Art History and African Studies at the University of Florida. She received her MA and PhD from Indiana University. Her book addressed the contemporary manifestations of a traditional Malian textile -- Bogolan: Shaping Culture through Cloth in Contemporary Mali (Indiana University Press, 2008). Her current research concerns African fashion designers in global markets and the influence of African forms on Western fashion designers. Her book on this subject, African Style Global Fashion, will be published by Indiana University Press in 2014.


Symposium Organizers

Lynda Klich is Distinguished Lecturer in the Department of Art & Art History and the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, CUNY, where she teaches modern Latin American art. She edited the Mexico theme issue of the Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts (2010) and co-curated the exhibition The Postcard Age: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2012-2013). She received her PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU in 2008.
(Photo: Roberto Portillo)

Tara Zanardi is an Assistant Professor of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century European Art History at Hunter College, CUNY. Her book, Majismo and the Pictorial Construction of Spanish Elite Identity in the Eighteenth Century, is forthcoming from Penn State University Press (2015). She has published articles in The Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies, Dieciocho, Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, and Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture. Her current research explores the fashionable, decorative mode of chinoiserie in Spanish interior design, textiles, and decorative arts. 


Kerishma Panigrahi is a senior at the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, CUNY, pursuing a double major of English Literature and Gender Studies with a minor in Spanish. She is currently writing her honors thesis on the topic of the dynamics of race, gender, and power in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels.



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