Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Erin McCutcheon

Student - Ph.D. Candidate

Erin L. McCutcheon is a Ph.D. candidate in the joint Latin American Studies and Art History program. Her expertise lies in modern and contemporary Latin American art and history, global twentieth century feminist art and feminist theories, postcolonial and gender studies, and social movements in Latin America. She received her B.A. from Boston College in 2005, with a dual major in Art History and English Literature and a minor in Studio Art. From 2006-2009 Erin worked as the Curatorial Department Assistant for the Art of the Americas Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She earned her M.A. in History of Art and Feminist Theory in 2010 under the supervision of Prof. Griselda Pollock at the University of Leeds. Since arriving at Tulane, Erin has taught for both the Latin American Studies and Art History Departments, as well as founded the Interdisciplinary Gender Studies Graduate Colloquium, Food for Thought. Her Ph.D. research centers on women artists involved in feminism in post-1968 Mexico City. In relation to this topic, Erin is conducting an oral history project with key feminist artists in Mexico, for which she has been awarded research grants from the Reed Foundation, Organization for Research on Women and Communications and School of Liberal Arts at Tulane. Erin is currently assisting in planning the first retrospective of the works of feminist artist Mónica Mayer, to be held in 2016 at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City.