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Sean Loach

MA Student: Early Modern Art and Queer Theory

Pronouns: They/He


Sean Loach is an MA student in the Art History program. Their research centers around highlighting the ways in which women and queer modern artists have cited and invoked early modern aesthetic traditions to critique the dominant structures of racism, homo- and transphobia, and sexism. Their thesis plans to center on an analysis how New Spanish portraiture of crowned-nuns and crucified abbesses can be read as an early expression of, following recent insights in transgender studies, pluralistic notions of gender that would again come to the fore in the late twentieth century. Their broader research interests include South Asian modernisms, performance art, and transgender theory.