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Ananda Cohen-Aponte


Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

Ananda Cohen-Aponte works on the visual culture of colonial Latin America, with special interests in issues of cross-cultural exchange, historicity, identity, and anti-colonial movements. Her research and teaching explore legacies of colonialism in contemporary Latinx art as well as Latin American and Caribbean archaeology, visual and material culture in the Andes, and landscape, environment and archaeology of colonialism in Pre-Columbian and colonial Latin American art.

Dr. Cohen-Aponte was recently awarded the 2019 Robert A. and Donna B. Paul Academic Advising Award for her commitment to undergraduate advising and has received recognition for ongoing efforts to create equity in the discipline of art history through a pilot project called "Pathways to Art History."

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