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Gaby Greenlee

Visual culture in colonial South America (the Andes): textiles and other visual objects; concepts of landscape, territory, claim to land; conflict, contrast, confluence and things inbetween in colonial encounter
Office: 831-459-
cell: 917-680-
Research Interests: 

Andean textiles, landscape, territory, text and imagery, costume and performance, mestizo culture

Office Hours: 

Office Hours Spring 2017
Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Porter 212

Selected Publications: 

"Threshold Objects: Viewing Textiles in a Colonial Andean Painting," article in World Art, January 2017,

"El Iluminado: Uncovering Identity in New Mexico's Obscure Sephardic Jewish Past," a book review of El Iluminado by Ilan Stavans and Steve Sheinkin, Images, A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture, July 2014, Brill Online,

Selected Presentations: 

“Sacred Currency: The Value of Textile in Colonial Andean Painting,” [Talk] 15th Biennial Symposium: Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and thePorts, Textile
Society of America, Savannah College of Art and Design, Fall 2016.

“Shifting Values in the Colonial Andes: Nature, the Sacred, and Science in the Colonial Mining Space” [Talk] , 5th Biennial Borderlands Conference:
Forging Faith(s) in Global Borderlands, University
of California, Santa Barbara, Winter 2016.

Magic: Sacred Mining and Alchemical Mining in the Colonial Andes” [Talk]
Graduate Students’ Conference: Global
, University of Victoria, British Columbia (co-sponsored by the Medieval Studies and
Religious Studies programs), Winter 2016.

"A Season and a Time: Turn and Return in Andean Textiles" [Talk] Stanford University, Bay Area Graduate Symposium in Art History, Film, and Media Studies, More than a Thousand Words, Fall 2015.

Honors and Awards: 

Arts Dean's Fund for Excellence. Grant awarded for travel and presentation of research (Fall 2016)

Getty Foundation fellowship: Digital Humanities for Art Historians, workshop at George Mason University's Center for History and New Media (Summer 2015)

Chicano Latino Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz. Research grant awarded for research tools/fieldwork (Winter 2014)