Assistant Professor, Latinx
Institute for Latino Studies; Faculty Fellow, The Initiative on Race & Resilience; Faculty Fellow
Area: Art History
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
M.A., University of Texas, Austin
B.A., Sacramento State University
Latinx Art, Printmaking, Photography, Art and Activism, 20th Century Latin American Art, Borderlands Theory
Tatiana Reinoza is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Notre Dame and a past member of the Dartmouth Society of Fellows. In her research and teaching, she explores diverse facets of Latinx visual art in the United States including its relationship to borderlands discourse, and activism. Her first book, Reclaiming the Americas: Latinx Art and the Politics of Territory (forthcoming from the University of Texas Press), is an interdisciplinary study that examines how Latinx artists adopted the medium of printmaking to reclaim the lands of the Americas for Indigenous, migrant, mestiza/o, and Afro-descendant people. Drawing from the print archives of graphic workshops across the country, she focuses on artistic representations of territory that break away from traditional Western conceptions of geography. Reclaiming the Americas shows how Latinx artists have been at the forefront of battling the resurgence of anti-immigrant discourse, making migration histories visible, and critiquing printmaking’s complicity in the colonization of the Americas.
Reinoza is co-editor with Karen Mary Davalos of the edited volume, Self Help Graphics at Fifty (forthcoming from the University of California Press), which explores the history of this East Los Angeles community-based graphic art workshop and how it fosters art for social change, dignity for all, and pride in ethnic heritage. In 2022-2023, Professor Reinoza will be on leave to begin research and writing on a new book project, provisionally titled Retorno: Art and Kinship in the Making of a Central American Diaspora.
“War at Home: Conceptual Iconoclasm in American Printmaking,” in ¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now, edited by Carmen Ramos (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian American Art Museum and Princeton University Press, 2020), 105-127.
“The Island within the Island: Remapping Dominican York,” Archives of American Art Journal 57:2 (fall 2018): 4-27. Peer-reviewed. Awarded best essay prize in 2019 by the Latin American Studies Association - Visual Culture Section.
“Printed Proof: The Cultural Politics of Ricardo and Harriett Romo’s Print Collection,” A Library for the Americas: The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, edited by Julianne Gilland and José Montelongo (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018), 145-55.