During this roundtable, Dr. Leticia Alvarado and Madeline Sayet will discuss art and aesthetics from the premodern period (broadly defined here to mean anything pre-1800) and contemporary discourses on race, racialization, and ethnicity in their scholarship and creative practices.

Dr. Leticia Alvarado is an Associate Professor of American and Ethnic Studies at Brown University. Dr. Alvarado’s research centers on visual art, Latinx studies, gender and sexuality, race, and performance studies. The past recipient of a Smithsonian Latino Studies Predoctoral Fellowship, Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, and Brown University Henry Wriston and Pembroke Fellowships, her scholarship most recently received support from the American Association of University Women American Fellowship. She is the author of Abject Performances: Aesthetic Strategies in Latino Cultural Production (Duke University Press, 2018).

Madeline Sayet is a citizen of the Mohegan Tribe, Clinical Assistant Professor at ASU with the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS), and the Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP). For her work as a director, writer, and performer she has been honored as a Forbes 30 Under 30, TED Fellow, MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, and a recipient of The White House Champion of Change Award from President Obama. Her play Where We Belong, produced by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, in association with the Folger Shakespeare Library is currently touring nationally.

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