Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Patricia Alexander Lagarde

Student - Ph.D. Candidate

Patricia Alexander Lagarde is a Ph.D. candidate in the joint Art History and Latin American Studies program. Her dissertation, “Facing Pilgrimage: Tenon Head Sculptures at the Ceremonial Center of Chavín de Huántar, Peru,” examines how sculpture, architecture, and ritual construct a multisensory experience for pilgrims to Chavín de Huántar. She is the recipient of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, the Donald Robertson Prize for best graduate paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies graduate student, and a Stone Center Graduate Summer Field Research Grant. 

Patricia earned her B.A. in Anthropology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX in 2007, followed by an M.A. in Anthropology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, in 2009. From 2010-2014 Patricia worked as the Executive Assistant to the Director at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). Prior to NOMA, she also held internships with the Kimbell Art Museum, NOMA, the Middle American Research Institute, and Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Patricia has also participated as a contract researcher with Randi Korn and Associates, Inc. in projects for the National Gallery of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Please Touch Museum. Currently, Patricia is a Research Affiliate with the Centro Internacional de Investigación, Conservación y Restauración (CIICR) del Museo Nacional de Chavín in Chavín de Huántar, Peru and teaches Art History and Latin American Studies at Tulane University.