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Mariela Espinoza-León

MA Student: Colonial Latin American Art


Mariela Espinoza-León is a graduate student currently studying Colonial Latin American art with a particular interest in the formation of identity in Viceregal Mexico (and beyond) through art on an individual and national level. Her research interests include the portrayal and shift in iconography of the indigenous body, nation building through sentimentality, and more broadly, Latinx art in transnational ‘third spaces’. She received her B.A. in art history from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2017. Similarly, she also holds a B.S. in biological sciences from UIC (2017).