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Madison Treece

Contemporary Chicanx, Latinx, and Latin American art and visual/material culture. Borderlands, transborder politics, and the colonial body.
Research Interests: 

My current research explores contemporay landscape photography of the U.S./Mexico border and how these images address the socio-political conditions of the borderlands. I am primarily interested in border studies, visualizing migration narratives, the politics of (in)visibility, and land's ties to nation. Other research interests include: Chicanx and Mexican altars as sites of embodied knowledge, social media as alternative archives for Chicanx histories, intersectional theory, and activist art. 

I am also on the editorial board of Refract: An Open Access Visual Studies Journal. 

Selected Presentations: 

Veteranas and Rucas: Guadalupe Rosales’s Chicana Archive,” Latinx Archives: Art, Counterhistories, and Critical Speculation, College Art Association (CAA)Conference, February 14, 2020

“From Public Sphere to Public Space: Patssi Valdez’s Corporeal Manifestation of the Virgen de Guadalupe.”Hemisphere: Visual Cultures of the Americas Symposium, University of New Mexico Albuquerque, November 1, 2019

“Embodiment in Patssi Valdez’s Virgen de Guadalupe,” Sensing Difference: New Artistic Approaches to Embodied Knowledge, Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), October 28, 2017

Honors and Awards: 

2018, UCSC Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development (SSRC-DPD) program

2017, Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence Award, UCSC

2017, Gulnar Bosch Student Travel Assistant Grant, Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC)

2016-2017, Regent’s Fellowship, UCSC

2015-2016, Contemporary Art Curatorial Fellow, MassArt Bakalar & Paine Gallery, Boston, MA

2013-2014, Art History Graduate Scholarship, Tufts University

Education and Training: 
Ph.D., Visual Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
MA, Tufts University, Art History and Museum Studies
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, History of Art and Architecture