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Kency Cornejo
Kency Cornejo
Kency Cornejo is a PhD candidate in Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University with a focus on modern and contemporary Latin American Art and Visual Culture. She received her B.A. in Art History from UCLA and her M.A. in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests, broadly, include: the intersection between race, gender and coloniality in Latin American, Latina/o and Chicana/o art; conceptualizations of violence and experimentation with memory and testimony in art; as well as artistic responses to immigration and immigrant rights in Central America and the United States; transnational gangs and visual culture; the coloniality of seeing; and decolonizing art and visualilty in the Americas. Kency conducted extensive research throughout Central America with the support of the Fulbright-Hays DDRA and is currently teaching a course at Duke based on her research titled "Art, Visual Culture & Politics in Central America." She is writing her dissertation in Durham, NC. Her co-advisors are Dr. Kristine Stiles and Dr. Esther Gabara. Area: Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art
Contemporary Central American Art
Latina/o & Chicana/o Art
Visual Studies & Theory
Postcolonial Theory, & Decolonial Thinking
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