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Rachel Bonner

KCAC 1309
Selected Presentations: 

"Aboard a Ship in the Desert: Sublime and Navigable Landscapes at El Camino Real International Heritage Center." Landscape & Garden in Art, Literature, and Film, Graduate Center for Literary Research Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara, May 2023

"Traveling 'the First Highway of the Americas': Movement, Stasis, and Access to the Land in the Architecture of El Camino Real International Heritage Center." Artefacts of Change: Visions of the Environment and Disruption, Art History Graduate Conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, May 2023 (virtual)

"Embodying Terra Incognita: Vision, Power, and the Monocular Veiled Women of Colonial Lima." Dismantling the Body: Possibilities and Limitations in Art Making, Art History Graduate Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, May 2022 (virtual)

"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 (virtual)

“Kukuli Velarde: Identity and Colonial Legacies,” guest lecture for HAVC80: Colonial Histories and Legacies: Africa, Oceania, and the Indigenous Americas, University of California, Santa Cruz, November 2020

"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 (SECAC), hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University, November 2020 (virtual)

"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, Romance Studies Graduate Conference, Boston University, April 2017

Honors and Awards: 

Arts Dean's Fund for Excellence & Equity, UC Santa Cruz, 2023

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

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

Graduate Research Grant, Dolores Huerta 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 School of Arts & Sciences 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., Art History, Ursinus College