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Yve Chavez

Assistant Professor
Art and visual culture of the Indigenous Americas and Latin America. Visual and material culture of Native California. Art and architecture of the California missions and Spanish colonial borderlands. Collecting and representing Native American cultures.
Research Interests: 

Art and visual culture of the Indigenous Americas and Latin America. Visual and material culture of Native California. Art and architecture of the California missions and Spanish colonial borderlands. Collecting and representing Native American cultures.

Office: 
Porter College, D206
Selected Presentations: 

“Indigenous Architecture and Labor at the California Missions,” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Conference, 2018

“Resisting Cultural Genocide: Indigenous Artists Respond to the California Missions,” College Art Association Annual Conference, 2018

“California Mission Art and the Borderlands,” Lightning Roundtable: New and Emerging Studies of the Borderlands, Western History Association Conference, 2017

“Indigenizing Alta California Mission Spaces Through Basket Weaving,” American Society for Ethnohistory Conference, 2016

“Eighteenth-Century Accounts of Indigenous Art and Culture at the Alta California Missions,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, 2015

“Indigenous Art and Devotion in Nineteenth-Century Northern New Spain,” University of California, Riverside Objects of Devotion/Objetos de Devoción Conference, 2014

Education and Training: 
Ph.D., Art History, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Art History, University of Washington
B.A., Art History, Stanford University