Professor Bartra will compare and analyze different visual representations of the female nude in Mexican visual arts made by diverse artists in different media and discuss to what extent authorship plays a role in the politics of representation.
Professor Eli Bartra is researcher-professor with Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana–Xochimilco. In the past she has been the chair of the Graduate program in Women’s Studies and the research chair for the “Women, Identity and Power” research cluster for the same University. She is the author and editor of numerous articles and books on Mexican Feminism, Popular Culture, Gender and Mexican Women’s art and film. Since 1976, when she cofounded the feminist newspaper La Revuelta, she continues to collaborate with various feminist publications. Her most recent publications include Women in Mexican Folk Art. Of Promises, Betrayals, Monsters and Celebrities (2011), Museo Vivo. La creatividad femenina (2008), and Crafting Gender. Women and Folk Art in Latin America and the Caribbean (2003). She has been a visiting professor at many universities and research institutions including the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London University of London and Dartmouth College.
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