Research Interests

  • Contemporary Cuban art
  • Exhibition histories/practices 
  • Affect theory and memory studies 
  • Race, gender, and sexuality 
  • Photography/film/installation/performance 


BA, English Literature and Art History, Southern Methodist University

MA, Art History, Tulane University


Chasitie Brown is a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Art History and the Center for Latin American Visual Studies (CLAVIS) at UT Austin. Her dissertation examines the three-part exhibition series Queloides, staged in Havana and the United States from 1997 to 2011, that focused on questions of racial identity in Cuba. She argues that the project served as a transnational discursive network between the series' participants (artists, curators, art critics) to think through the polemics of race in Cuba and its global diaspora in the United States and Spain.

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 D.C. and the Goizueta Graduate Fellow at the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami.