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Catherine Burdick

PhD, 2010: Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica


Catherine is currently an Assistant Professor in the Centro de Investigación en Artes y Humanidades (CIAH) at the Universidad Mayor in Santiago, Chile. She previously held a postdoctoral research position at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile. Her current research interests include Latin American painting and cartography, and in 2019 she is carrying out a project on the theme of Chilean botanical illustrations.

Selected Publications

(2018) “Revelando la identidad virreinal en el mundo andino a través de imágenes históricas,” en Estudios Patrimoniales, ed. José de Nordenflycht (Santiago: Editorial UC).

(2018) “An Andean Stoning: Francis as Alter Christus in Viceregal Santiago,” in Visualizing Sensuous Suffering and Affective Pain in Early Modern Europe and the Spanish Americas, eds. Lauren G. Kilroy y Heather Graham (Leiden: Brill), 207–33.

(2017) “The Remedies of the Machi: Visualizing Chilean Medicinal Botanicals in Alonso de Ovalle’s Tabula Geographica (1646),” Colonial Latin American Review 26 (3): 313–334.

(2016) “Held Captive by Script: Interpreting ‘Tagged’ Prisoners in Late Classic Maya Sculpture,” Ancient Mesoamerica 27 (1): 31–48.

(2015) “’Popular Demands Do Not Fit in Ballot Boxes’: Graffiti as Intangible Heritage at the Iglesia de San Francisco, Santiago?,” International Journal of Heritage Studies, 21 (8): 1–22.