Catalina Cherñavvsky Sequeira, PhD Student
Maysa Martins, PhD student
Recent awards: Honorable Mention, Peter C. Marzio Award for Outstanding Research in 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2021); Mellon Curatorial Fellowship in Latin American Art, Blanton Museum of Art (2020-2021)
Nicole Smythe-Johnson is a writer and independent curator from Kingston, Jamaica. She has written for Flash Art, Terremoto, Jamaica Journal, Small Axe, and several other regional and international publications. Most recently, she was Assistant Curator on “Neither Day Nor Night” (2017-2019), an exhibition of the work of Jamaican painter John Dunkley at the Perez Art Museum in Miami, the National Gallery of Jamaica, and the American Folk Art Museum in New York City
Lucy Quezada Yáñez, PhD candidate
Recent awards: Fulbright for Study in the U.S. (2019-2024); Mellon Curatorial Fellowship in Latin American Art, Blanton Museum of Art (2021-2022); Brazil Initiation Scholarship, Brazilian Studies Association (2020)
Chasitie Brown is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Art History and the Center for Latin American Visual Studies (CLAVIS) at UT Austin. Her research interests include contemporary art from the Spanish-speaking Caribbean that centers on race, gender, sexuality, and migration. Chasitie’s dissertation examines the three-part exhibition series Queloides, staged in Havana and the United States from 1997 to 2012, that focused on questions of racial identity in Cuba while serving as a transnational discursive network between the series participants (artists, curators, art critics) to articulate new imaginings of Blackness.
Chasitie is currently the 2023-2024 12-month Ittleson Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Goizueta Graduate Fellow at the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami.
Mia Villarreal, MA student