Dr. Erin L. McCutcheon is an art historian of modern and contemporary art whose research and writing focus on the histories of Latin American art and feminist artistic practices. She received her MA in Art History from the University of Leeds in 2010 under the supervision of feminist art historian Griselda Pollock and her PhD in Art History and Latin American Studies from Tulane University in 2021. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Lycoming College where she coordinates the Art History major/minor program and co-coordinates the interdisciplinary major in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. She has held previous teaching positions in Art History and Latin American Studies at Millsaps College, Tufts University, and Tulane University, and positions in curatorial departments at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Henry Moore Institute. Her research has appeared in OnCurating, H-ART, Nierika, Artelogie, #ERRATA, The Journal of Curatorial Studies, and the catalogue for Si tiene dudas… pregunte: una exposición retrocolectiva de Mónica Mayer (Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, 2016), for which she served as a curatorial research assistant. In addition to teaching survey courses from ancient to contemporary art at Lycoming College, she offers students more focused special topics courses with an emphasis on art and activism, art from Latin America, and the study of art through the critical lenses of gender, race, and sexuality. Her current book project examines the intersections between art, the women’s movement, and motherhood in post-1968 Mexico City and has been supported by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars.
When not teaching, writing, or researching, she enjoys traveling in and beyond Latin America, riding her bicycle, and hanging out with her dogs, Chicken and Pickles.