Valeria Espitia

PhD student in Art History at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

I am a PhD student in Art History at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City. I have a background in literature and art history, and my research interests comprehend race, modernity, cultural renaissances and postcolonial studies. I obtained my MA in Art History from Southern Methodist University with a Fulbright; my research project discussed figurations of race and modernity in Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias’ drawings of the Harlem Renaissance. My current doctoral research project is about American art critic Selden Rodman and his narrative of the so-called Haitian Renaissance of the 1940s.