My research so far has centered on 19th century Mexican studies, museum studies, material cultural studies in Mexican contexts, 19th-21st century Mexican and Mexican American art, border art, Jewish/Mexican identities the U.S., Mexico and Israel as represented in contemporary documentary films, the history of cultural institutions in Mexican contexts and the intersections between 19th-century land tenure and internationally-circulated landscape paintings. My first book, Collecting Mexico: Museums, Monuments and the Creation of National Identity (U of Minnesota, 2012) explores the parallel processes of national construction and economic modernization in 19th-century Mexico. I am now working on a cultural studies approach to the history of mining in Mexico from the 19th century to the present.
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Ph.D. Spanish New York University 2003
Area(s) of Expertise
19th-century Mexican studies, material culture studies and literature, 19th-21st century Mexican, Latin American and U.S./Latinx art, histories of cultural institutions; collectionism in the 19th and early 20th centuries in Mexican and other Latin American contexts; intersections of economy and culture in the Hispanic world; landscape representations in the 19th and early 20th centuries; Jewish Studies in Mexican contexts, social/environmental criticism with a focus on mining