Erin L. McCutcheon is a professor of art history whose expertise lies in modern and contemporary Latin American art, global twentieth century feminist art and feminist theories, postcolonial and gender studies, and social movements in Latin America. She received a B.A. in Art History from Boston College in 2005, and later worked as the Curatorial Department Assistant for the Art of the Americas Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from 2006-09. She earned an M.A. in History of Art in 2010 under the supervision of feminist art historian Prof. Griselda Pollock at the University of Leeds, and is will complete her doctorate in Art History and Latin American Studies at Tulane University in 2019. In addition to teaching courses in modern and contemporary art at Tulane and Tufts Universities, she is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern & Contemporary Art History at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS.
Erin’s Ph.D. dissertation, “Strategic Dispositions: Women, Art and Tradition in Mexico, 1975-1990,” centers on the intersections of art, feminism, and the maternal within the context of post–1968 Mexico City. She has been awarded numerous research grants in support of this project from the Reed Foundation, Organization for Research on Women and Communications, School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University and Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Most recently she served as Curatorial Research Assistant for the first retrospective of Mónica Mayer, When in Doubt… Ask: a “Retrocollective” Exhibition of the Work Mónica Mayer, at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City (2016).