Erika Pazian gave an illustrated lecture on the visual imagery produced on both sides of the border during the U.S.- Mexican War (1846-1848).
Speaker Biography: Pazian is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of art history at the City University of New York, whose research focuses on Mexican visual culture in the 19th century. Her dissertation examines the visual culture of the U.S. and Mexico from post-independence to 1876 to establish the role of imagery in the formation of each country???s national identity. She has presented her dissertation research at the Association of Historians of American Art Biennial Symposium and the College Art Association Annual Conference. She has received support for her research through the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies 2016 Summer Research Travel Fellowship and the Early Research Initiative Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies. In addition to a Swann Foundation Fellowship, Pazian will complete fellowships at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and the American Antiquarian Society in 2018.