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University of California, Riverside
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Art, Architecture, Material Culture, Visual Culture, Hispanic Americas, Colonial Mexico, Indigenous Communities, Nahuas, Catholicism, Monasteries, Missions
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I am a specialist in the architectural, material, visual, and religious culture of Latin America, with a special emphasis on Mexico and its Indigenous communities during the era of Spanish colonialism and its aftermath (ca. 1492-1920). In my writing and teaching, I combine an object-based framework to center Indigenous ways of knowing with the goal of disrupting unmarked forms of Euro-American knowledge production. I have a long-standing interest in the reclamation of spiritual objects and built spaces, with a particular focus on the material culture of Catholic missions in Mexico, California, and the Southwest United States. My research has been supported by the UC-Huntington Program for the Advancement of the Humanities Fletcher Jones Foundation Fellowship, the Society of Architectural Historians, and the Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Latin America, Spain
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Indigenous Peoples