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Rachel Bonner

Kresge 240
Selected Publications: 

"An Alameda of One's Own: Race and Modern Subjectivity in a Portrait of Ramona Antonia Musitú y Valvide de Icazbalceta," SEQUITUR 7.1 (January 2021)

Selected Presentations: 
  • "Embodying Terra Incognita: Vision, Power, and the Monocular Veiled Women of Colonial Lima." Dismantling the Body: Possibilities and Limitations in Art Making, University of Washington, Seattle, May 2022. 
  • "Traversing 'the Land of Enchantment': Space, Time, and Movement at US Heritage Sites Along the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro." Greenleaf Scholar Presentation, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, December 2021. 
  • "An Alameda of One's Own: Racialized Subjectivity in a Portrait of Ramona Antonia Musitú y Valvide de Icazbalceta." (Re)Envisioning Imperial Portraiture in the Americas, Southeastern College Art Conference, November 2020. 
  • "Strategies of Experimental Literature in the Work of Doris Salcedo." Between the Familiar and the Unknown: Thresholds of Ambiguity in Hispanic Literature and Visual Art, Boston University Romance Studies Graduate ConferenceApril 2017. 
Honors and Awards: 

Visual Studies Research & Travel Grant, UC Santa Cruz, 2022

Graduate Dean's Research Travel Grant, UC Santa Cruz, 2022

Graduate Research Grant, Research Center for the Americas, UC Santa Cruz, 2022

Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar Award, Latin American & Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico, 2021

Chancellor's Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz, 2018-19

Visual Studies Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz, 2018-24

Graduate Gallery Assistantship, Boston University, 2016-18

Graduate Merit Scholarship, Boston University, 2016-18

Critical Art Writing Award, Department of Art & Art History, Ursinus College, 2015

Richard T. Schellhase Essay Prize in Ethics, Ursinus College, 2015

Education and Training: 
M.A., Visual Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A., History of Art & Architecture, Boston University
B.A., magna cum laude, Art History, Ursinus College