Join us as we celebrate the publication of ILS faculty fellow, Tatiana Reinoza's, latest book, Reclaiming the Americas: Latinx Art and the Politics of Territory. The book launch will feature a fireside chat with Tatiana and Jennifer González, Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture at UC Santa Cruz.
Who? All ND
When? October 10th at 5PM
Where? 205-207 McKenna Hall
Tatiana Reinoza is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Notre Dame and a past member of the Dartmouth Society of Fellows. In her research and teaching, she explores diverse facets of Latinx visual art in the United States including its relationship to borderlands discourse, and activism. Her first book, Reclaiming the Americas: Latinx Art and the Politics of Territory (2023, University of Texas Press), is an interdisciplinary study that examines how Latinx artists adopted the medium of printmaking to reclaim the lands of the Americas for Indigenous, migrant, mestiza/o, and Afro-descendant people. Drawing from the print archives of graphic workshops across the country, she focuses on artistic representations of territory that break away from traditional Western conceptions of geography. Reclaiming the Americas shows how Latinx artists have been at the forefront of battling the resurgence of anti-immigrant discourse, making migration histories visible, and critiquing printmaking’s complicity in the colonization of the Americas.
Reinoza is co-editor with Karen Mary Davalos of the edited volume, Self Help Graphics at Fifty, which explores the history of this East Los Angeles community-based graphic art workshop and how it fosters art for social change, dignity for all, and pride in ethnic heritage.
Jennifer González specializes in contemporary art with an emphasis on installation, digital, and activist art. Her interest lies in understanding the strategic use of space by contemporary artists and cultural institutions. González has chosen to focus on the way that the human body is represented in terms of its relation to the discourse surrounding race and gender. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the American Association of University Women, and the American Council of Learned Societies. Her articles have been published in publications such as Journal of Visual Culture, Frieze, Bomb, Diacritics, Archives of American Art Journal, Camera Obscura, Open Space, and Art Journal. González has lectured both within the United States and internationally.