Dana Leibsohn is Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art at Smith College. Her research focuses on indigenous visual culture and architecture in the Americas and trans-Pacific trade in the early modern period. She has published on indigenous maps and manuscripts, hybridity in colonial visual culture, the trade between China and Mexico, and the early modern history of Manila. With funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art, she directed the project, “Pacific America: Art, Travel and Collecting, 1750-1850,” with Giorgio Riello. Her research has been supported by grants from the ACLS, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the Getty Research Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The annual Visual and Media Cultures Colloquia (VMCC) at UCSC are a collaboration between the graduate programs in Film and Digital Media Department and Visual Studies in the History of Art and Visual Culture Department. The series brings an array of cutting-edge scholars to speak on a broad spectrum of subjects. Talks are free and open to the public. Parking permit required. https://taps.ucsc.edu/parking/visitor-parking.html