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Rachel Bonner

Transculturation and identity in the early modern Spanish Americas, visual cultures of the Atlantic world, museum and heritage studies
Office: 
Kresge 240
Office Hours: 

Wednesdays, 1-3 pm & by appointment

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: 
  • "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: 
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar Award, Latin American & Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico, 2021
  • Chancellor's Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2018
  • Visual Studies Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2018
  • Graduate Merit Scholarship, Boston University, 2016
  • 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., Boston University, History of Art & Architecture
B.A., Ursinus College, Art & Art History, magna cum laude