If you are attending the College Art Association’s annual conference in New York, we invite you to join us in the UC Press booth (#109) in the conference exhibit hall on Thursday, February 16 at 4:00pm to meet the editors of Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture, Charlene Villaseñor Black and Emily Engel.

LALVC is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing the most current international research on the visual culture of Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, as well as that created in diaspora. A defining focus of the journal is its concentration of current scholarship on both Latin American and Latinx visual culture in a single publication. The journal aims to approach ancient, colonial, modern and contemporary Latin American and Latinx visual culture from a range of interdisciplinary methodologies and perspectives.

Charlene Villaseñor Black

Editor-in-Chief Charlene Villaseñor Black is Professor of Art History and Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, Associate Director of the Chicano Studies Research Center, and editor of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, as well as the founding editor-in-chief of LALVC. Her research focuses on the art of the early modern Ibero-American world as well as contemporary Chicanx visual culture. She is the winner of the 2016 Gold Shield Faculty Prize and author of the prize-winning and widely-reviewed 2006 book, Creating the Cult of St. Joseph: Art and Gender in the Spanish Empire, among many other titles. She has held grants from the Fulbright, Mellon, Borchard, Terra, and Woodrow Wilson Foundations, the NEH, the ACLS, and the Getty. Her upbringing as a working class, Catholic Chicana/o from Arizona forged her identity as a border-crossing early modernist and teacher.

Emily Engel

Associate Editor, Emily Engel. Engel is an independent scholar based in Southern California. Previously, she served as Assistant Professor of Art History and Chair of the Fine Arts Department at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York City. Engel received her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research has been funded by the Getty Grant Program and the Indiana University New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Major Grant, among others. She is the coauthor with Thomas Cummins of the material culture research project, Manuscript Cultures in Colonial Mexico and Peru: New Questions and Approaches, and the author of A Companion to Early Modern Lima, a compilation volume that systematically presents current interdisciplinary research on the sixteenth-century city from urban development, politics and government to society and culture. You can learn more about Emily from the Q&A we did with her on this blog.

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