Department of Art and Art History News

PhD Candidate Awarded Residence as Visiting Scholar at USMEX


Alexis Salas (PhD Candidate in Art History) has been awarded a residence from September 2012 - June 2013 as a Visiting Scholar at The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (USMEX) at the University of California, San Diego. The largest residential fellowship program in the United States for research on Mexico, each year USMEX brings together scholars from the social sciences, history, and related field to research and participate in the seminars, lectures, and workshops at the Center and at academic institutions in the San Diego/ Tijuana border area. The Visiting Scholars Program accepts applicants with their own funding to become part of the USMEX community and provides a space to conduct research and writing. This year the Center has four visiting scholars, including two visiting professors and two graduate students working on their dissertations. Salas is currently authoring the dissertation, “Performing the Making: Uses of Public Spheres of Collaboration by Artists in Mexico City, 1993-2003.” Her research considers the globalization of art, public spheres of collaboration, as well as the work of art and of the artist in dialogue with how art is defined.