Larissa Brewer-García

Larissa Brewer-García is assistant professor of Latin American literature in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago. She specializes in colonial Latin American studies, with a focus on cultural productions of the Caribbean, the Andes, and the African diaspora. She is a co-founder, with Agnes Lugo-Ortiz and Cécile Fromont, of the Working Group on Slavery and Visual Culture (now a joint project with the University of Chicago and Yale University) and part of the faculty committee of the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard University’s initiative Afro-Latin American Art: Building the Field.

Colonial Afro-Latin America

Published on October 16, 2020
Born of nineteenth-century nation­alist projects, colonial Latin American studies long focused on iden­ti­fying proto-national sub­jects and aes­thetics to help establish a his­torical lineage for Latin American national identities.