Welcome! I am a fourth year Art History student at California State University, Long Beach and have been actively conducting academic research since 2017. I was selected to be apart of the first cohort of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program in 2018 and have been actively pursuing personal research topics in preparation for graduate school. I also have been recently selected as one of the Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral scholars for the 2019-2020 cohort.
I am currently working on a research paper that explores Latin American art reception in US museums called "The Modern Museum: Leaving a 'Fantastic' Existence for Home." Using two exhibitions as case studies, Art of the Fantastic: 1920-1987 done in 1987 and Home: So Different, So Appealing conducted in 2017-2018. My research focuses on how exhibitions are used as tools to create identities and narratives for Latin American culture and art, and as Mari Carmen Ramirez states broker identity.
Prior to my research with MMUF, I was the assistant to Dr. Mariah Proctor-Tiffany at CSULB working on her now published book Medieval Art in Motion: The Inventory and Gift-Giving of Queen Clemence de Hongrie. During my time with her, I conducted data analysis, translated, and proofread French and English Documents.
As I continue my research, I will also be in the process of applying to graduate school as a potential PhD program.