Eric Mazariegos Jr.
Eric joined the department in 2019, and specializes in Pre-Columbian and Latinx art. His dissertation analyzes art made by the Tairona between the 10th-16th century on the Caribbean coast of northern South America. He is particularly interested in issues like technological style, constructions of corporeality and the body’s engagement with art, as well as ecological understandings of art production and perception. In 2022, he was a summer fellow at the Harvard Art Museums for an intensive program on technical art history studies. In 2021, he received Honorable Mention from the Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for his research on Chicanx art, muralism, and contemporary photographic practices. He has presented his research at invited lectures and graduate student conferences in the US and abroad. Eric received a B.A. in Art History and Spanish from UCLA in 2019 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) where he was a Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellow and University of California Regents Scholar.