I am currently an assistant professor of art history in the Centro de Investigacion en Artes y Humanidades (CIAH) at the Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile. In addition to my interest in viceregal Chilean art and architecture and pre-columbian Maya art, I also research and write about the tensions posed between past and present forms of patrimony.

Currently I research the collection of viceregal art that pertains the Museo Colonial de San Francisco, Santiago, Chile, particularly the painted series on the life of San Diego de Alcala.


PhD, Art History University of Illinois at Chicago

MA, Art History with Museum Studies Certificate University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

BA, Art History and Sociology University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee


“The remedies of the machi: visualizing Chilean medicinal botanicals in Alonso de Ovalle’s Tabula geographica (1646).” Colonial Latin American Review 26.3 (2017): 122, 313-334.

“An Andean Stoning: Francis as Alter Christus in Viceregal Santiago,” in Affective Pain and Sensuous Suffering in the Early Modern Visual Art of Europe and the Americas, eds. L. Kilroy and H. Graham (Leiden: Brill, 2018).

“Held Captive by Script: Interpreting ‘Tagged’ Prisoners in Late Classic Maya Sculpture.” Ancient Mesoamerica 27.1 (2016): 3148.

With Fanny Canessa. “’Popular Demands Don’t Fit in Ballot Boxes’: Graffiti as Intangible Heritage at the Iglesia de San Francisco, Santiago?.” International Journal of Heritage Studies, 21.8 (2015): 122.

“Lo que vio Dombey: las cerámicas perfumadas de las monjas clarisas de Santiago de Chile.” In Mujer y literatura femenina en la América virreinal (New York: IDEA, Colección Batihoja, 2015), 233245.

“Las Parejas Amorosas de Sybil Brintrup: La construcción de sociabilidad a través de arte lúdico.” Cuadernos de Arte, Escuela de Arte de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile 20 (2015), 5057.

“Pintando la Adoración en los Andes: Nuevos significados para una nueva audiencia.” In Adoración en Los Andes: Afectos en torno al Niño. (Santiago:  Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2015), 1119.

“Patagonian Cinnamon and Pepper: Blurring Geography in Alonso de Ovalle’s ‘Tabula Geographica Regni Chile’ (1646).” Imago Mundi 66.2 (2014): 196212.

“Collecting (across) Cultures: Cartographic Exotica in Tabula Geographica Regni Chile (1646).” VII Jornadas de Historia del Arte – El Sistema en las Artes (Santiago: Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, 2014), 121130.

Book Reviews

Mary E. Miller and Claudia Brittenham, The Spectacle of the Late Maya Court: Reflections on the Murals of Bonampak (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013) for caa.reviews.org, 2016.

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