Professor of History Pens Award-Winning Essay on Mexican Casta Paintings


For her in-depth analysis of an often seen, yet little-studied painting from eighteenth-century Mexico, professor Sarah Cline has received the Latin American Studies Association’s (LASA) Humanities Essay prize. Awarded under the international organization’s Mexico section, the prize recognizes a “single-­ or multi-­authored essay published in a peer-­reviewed journal, edited book or collection of conference papers that reflects outstanding originality in its treatment of any aspect of Mexico.”

Cline's article, “Guadalupe and the Castas: The Power of a Singular Colonial Mexican Painting,” focuses on one particular painting, and was published in the second issue of the binational, University of California Press scholarly journal Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, which is based at UCSB. 

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016