Congratulations to recent HAA alumn Alejandra Rojas Silva for her new position as Assistant Professor of Art History and Fine Arts at Ohio Wesleyan University. More information is available on the OWU website: http://bit.ly/alejandrawesleyan
Alejandra Rojas Silva, Ph.D., is a Latin American art historian focused on representations of the natural world in relation to indigenous, colonial, and contemporary forms of identity. Her research, teaching, and curatorial work extend from the early modern period to the present. Her current book project, “Flora Incognita: Picturing Nature in Sixteenth-Century Spanish America,” analyzes some of the first images of American nature produced after the conquest. In addition to surveys of modern and contemporary art, Rojas Silva will offer courses that explore the intersection of art and science in Latin America and the use of Pre-Columbian forms within contemporary art. She holds a doctorate in History of Art and Architecture (Latin American Art) from Harvard University, a Master of Studies in History of Art and Visual Culture from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies from Earlham College.