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Maya Stanfield-Mazzi

Maya Stanfield-Mazzi is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Florida, where she teaches courses on Pre-Columbian and colonial art of Latin America. She attended Smith College for her B.A. and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her fellowships include a National Resource Fellowship to study Quechua, a Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship for study in Peru, and a Visiting Research Fellowship from the Sainsbury Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. She was a visiting professor at Tulane University before coming to the University of Florida. She specializes in religious art of colonial Peru, and much of her research uses archival documents such as testaments and inventories to understand the material aspects of Christianity in the Andes. Her book Object and Apparition: Envisioning the Christian Divine in the Colonial Andes was released in 2013 by the University of Arizona Press and deals with the ways in which material objects, especially large polychrome statues of Mary and Christ, helped establish Christianity in the Andes. Her research has also appeared in Current Anthropology, Hispanic Research Journal, Colonial Latin American Review, Religion and the Arts, and The Americas. She has written annotated bibliographies on colonial Peruvian painting and Andean textiles for Oxford Bibliographies Online, and is currently conducting research on liturgical textiles from colonial Spanish America.

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