James M. Córdova’s research focuses on visual studies, cross-culture visual practices, identity formation, image/text relations, the agency of objects/images, and the production, consumption, and evaluation of visual culture in colonial Latin America.
Colonial Latin America, colonial visual culture, Precolumbian studies, Mesoamerican studies, Inquisition studies, ethnohistory, gender, visual studies, visual culture, colonial semiosis, decoloniality, postcolonial, New Spain, New Mexico, portraiture, religious painting, Mexican manuscripts,
ARTH 4919 - Capstone Seminar: Topics in Art History
Seminar course dealing with selected areas or problems within the history of art. Consult current online Schedule Planner for seminar topic. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.
ARTH 6929 - Seminar: Theories of Art History
Provides a systematic critical overview of the development of art history as a discipline beginning with 18th century theories of aesthetics and ending with current interdisciplinary models of critical interpretation. Weekly readings, discussions, reports, and written papers constitute the format of this seminar in methodology. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours within a term. Required for MA (art history) students.