Charlene Villaseñor Black

Charlene Villaseñor Black

Faculty-in-Residence - Sproul Hall

cvblack@humnet.ucla.edu

Charlene Villaseñor Black, whose research and teaching focuses on the art of the Hispanic world, is Professor of Art History and Chicana/o Studies, and the recent recipient of UCLA’s Gold Shield Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence (2016). She is Associate Director of the Chicano Studies Research Center, and Editor of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, the leading journal in the field. Since 2011, she has served as Faculty in Residence in Sproul Hall, also advising the Chicano/Latino theme community. She publishes on the politics of religious art and transatlantic exchange, as well as on contemporary Chicana/o art. Her widely reviewed book, Creating the Cult of St. Joseph: Art and Gender in the Spanish Empire, was awarded the College Art Association Millard Meiss prize. Other recent publications include her edited book, Tradition and Transformation: Chicana/o Art from the 1970s to the 1990s, and articles on portrayals of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, race and the historiography of colonial art, enconchado paintings, gender and Hispanic art, early modern art and global trade, and teaching contemporary Chicana/o art. She has held grants from the ACLS, Fulbright, Mellon, Woodrow Wilson, and Getty Foundations, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her upbringing as a working class, Catholic Chicana/o from Arizona forged her identity as a border-crossing early modernist and inspirational teacher.

Faculty-in-Residence

Dr. Charlene Villaseñor Black
Art History & Chicana/o Studies
Sproul Hall
Dr. Christopher Hanscom
Asian Languages and Cultures
De Neve Towers
Dr. David Kim
Germanic Languages
Hedrick Hall
Dr. Genevieve “Gena” Carpio
Chicana/o Studies
Rieber Vista
Dr. Jen Silvers
Psychology
Hedrick Summit
Dr. Jessica Harris
Education & Organizational Change
Rieber Terrace
Dr. Michael Rodriguez
Family Medicine
Dykstra Hall
Dr. Michelle Liu Carriger
Theater and Performance Studies
Saxon Suites
Dr. Mike Hill
Mathematics
De Neve East
Dr. Miryung Kim
Computer Science
De Neve West
Dr. Neil Garg
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Lead Faculty-in-Residence
Dr. Nina Eidsheim
Delta Terrace
Dr. Rana Khankan
Hedrick Hall
Dr. Robert Teranishi
Education & Asian American Studies
Sproul Cove and Landing
Dr. Scot Brown
African American Studies and History
Rieber Hall
Dr. Sean Metzger
Theater
Courtside
Dr. Suzanne “Seppy” Seplow
Education
Hedrick Hall
Dr. Tara Prescott-Johnson
Writing Programs
Canyon Point
Dr. Toby Higbie
History
Rieber Hall