New Latin Americanist at the University of Essex

Posted: 12 April 2012 by ESCALA in News  

Dr Rebecca Breen, a specialist in contemporary Latin American art, has joined the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex and is associated with the School's Centre for Curatorial Studies.  Dr Breen started in October 2011 and will continue to develop the research and teaching of art from Latin America at the University as Professor Valerie Fraser retires. 

Dr Rebecca BreenRebecca Breen specializes in contemporary art from Latin America and completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge (2011). Her research focuses on the intersections between conceptualist art practice by women artists and testimonio, or testimonial narrative literature from twentieth-century Latin America. She is currently interested in a testimonial art practice for the present day and for a global context. Rebecca further holds an MPhil from the University of Cambridge (2003), for which she wrote a dissertation on the visual work of Frida Kahlo. Rebecca has previously lectured at the University of Limerick, Éire, from which university she also received her primary degree (2002).

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