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Oscar Vazquez

Associate Professor of Art History, Affiliate of Latina/Latino Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, and Center for Global Studies

Contact Information

  • Address: 143 Art and Design Building, MC-590, 408 E. Peabody Dr.
  • Telephone: (217) 333-1255
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Book Contributions

  • "Apropiación, anti-apropiación y parodia en la pintura española a finales del siglo diecinuev." Apropiarse del arte: impulsos y pasiones. 2012.

  • Vazquez, Oscar. "“Allegories of Race: Casta Paintings and Models for Theorizing Race”." Early Modern Visual Allegory. Embodying Meaning. Comp. Lisa Rosenthal. Ed. Cristelle Baskins. England: Ashgate, 2007. 57-74.

  • Vazquez, Oscar. "“ ‘A Better Place to Live’: Government Agency Photography and the Transformations of the Puerto Rican Jíbaro”." Colonialist Photography: Imag(in)ing Race and Place. Comp. Gary Sampson. Ed. Eleanor M. Hight. London: Routledge, 2002. 281-315.

Journal Articles

  • Vazquez, Oscar, Elena L. Delgado, and Jordana Mendelson. " “Introduction: “Recalcitrant modernities – Spain, cultural difference and the location of modernism”." Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies 13.2-3 (2007): 105-119.

  • Vazquez, Oscar. ""Defining Hispanidad: Allegories, Genealogies and Cultural Politics in Late-Nineteenth- Century Madrid." ." Art History 20.1 (1997): 100-123.

  • Vazquez, Oscar. ""Beauty Buried in its Own Cemetery: Santiago Rusiñol's ‘Jardins d'Espanya’ as Reliquaries Aristocratic History." ." Word & Image 2.1 (1995): 61-76.