University of California Press will launch Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture (eISSN: 2576-0947), a new quarterly online journal in 2019.

“Over the last fifteen years, as a result of changing demographics and other global trends, the fields of Latin American and Latinx art have grown into two of the most exciting areas of scholarship, curatorial practice, and collecting today. This surge of activity and what it means in terms of influence demands, now more than ever, a critical journal, such as Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture,​ capable of articulating these newly consolidated fields of knowledge and the heterogeneous groups they represent. At at a time of great political urgency in the Americas as a whole, only this type of transdisciplinary and transcultural journal can delve into the complexities of these ascendant constituencies.”
—Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and Director, International Center for the Arts of the Americas, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

“The field of Latin American Art in all its diversity of subjects, time, and place has expanded exponentially in the past 25 years. However, until now, there has been no forum in which to ​put these discussions and studies into dialogue. Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture offers a much-needed space in which to make and discuss important connections and intersections.”
—Thomas B. F. Cummins, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Art​ and Chairman of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

“The new journal Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture is a welcome addition, showcasing the important new research of this expanding field. The journal is refreshingly inclusive—covering ancient to contemporary—reflecting new ways of thinking about the visual arts in Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and related diaspora communities.”
—Joanne Pillsbury, Andrall E. Pearson Curator, Arts of the Ancient Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“Many disciplines have dedicated scholarly journals, but this has essentially not been the case with Latin American and Latinx art. Both personally and professionally, I am infinitely grateful for Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture, which will provide a necessary platform for a serious and wide variety of research approaches to the arts and visual cultures of the Americas. I applaud this effort.”
—Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of the History of Art and Deputy Director of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Aims and Scope
Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing the most current international research on the visual cultures of Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, as well as that created in diaspora. The journal aims to approach ancient, colonial, modern, and contemporary Latin American and Latinx visual cultures from a range of interdisciplinary methodologies and perspectives. Additionally, the journal seeks to inspire and advance dialogue and debate concerning pedagogical, methodological, and historiographical issues.

The journal considers submissions on all aspects of Latin American and Latinx culture expressed through and relating to the visual arts. This includes approaches from but not limited to art history, design, material culture, architecture, film and media, performance art, museum studies, pop culture, fashion, public art, and activism. A defining focus of the journal is its concentration of current scholarship on both Latin American and Latinx visual culture in a single publication.

Editorial Team

Charlene Villaseñor Black, UCLA

Associate Editor
Emily Engel, Independent Scholar

Book Review Editor
Aleca Le Blanc, University of California, Riverside

Editorial Board
Luisa Elena Alcalá, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Clara Bargellini, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, UNAM
Holly Barnet-Sanchez, University of New Mexico
Luis Jaime Castillo Butters, Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú
Thomas B. F. Cummins, Harvard University
Karen Mary Davalos, University of Minnesota
Tatiana Flores, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Leonard Folgarait, Vanderbilt University
Andrea Giunta, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Anna Indych-López, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Cecelia F. Klein, University of California, Los Angeles
Elisa C. Mandell, California State University, Fullerton
Mary Miller, Yale University
Barbara E. Mundy, Fordham University
Chon A. Noriega, University of California, Los Angeles
Jeanette Favrot Peterson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Joanne Pillsbury, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mari Carmen Ramírez, International Center for the Arts of the Americas, MFAH
E. Carmen Ramos, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Patricia Sarro, Youngstown State University
Gabriela Siracusano, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Edward J. Sullivan, The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Adriana Zavala, Tufts University

Information for Authors
Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture is accepting submissions for its inaugural volume. Please review the journal’s Author Guidelines before submitting. Submissions can be sent to and editorial inquiries should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief at