Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Sonya Wohletz

Student - Ph.D. Candidate

Sonya Wohletz is a Ph.D. student in Tulane’s Art History and Latin American Studies departments. She specializes in colonial art of Quito and has diverse academic interests including ethnobotany, aesthetic philosophy, history, the history of science and medicine, and slavic studies. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oregon in Art History and Spanish. Prior to coming to Tulane, Sonya was employed by Los Alamos National Laboratory Neutron Scattering Center, Middlebury Spanish Language Institute, LewAllen galleries, and Alan Barnes Fine Art. She is the recipient of a FLAS award to study Quichua in Amazonian Ecuador, a Tinker summer research grant, and a Newberry Library Award for a Text and Image workshop. She is also the recipient of the Donald Robertson Award for Best Paper in the Humanities for her essay entitle, “Through a Glass Darkly: A Study of Mirrors in Aztec Art.” She teaches Latin American Studies and Art History at Tulane University and Philosophical Writing at Notre Dame Seminary.

Currently, she is developing her dissertation, which explores Quiteñan art from the end of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.