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Accomplishments by Theresa Avila


Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • Fixing Latinx History: Exploring the History of Latin American and Latinx Art in California. Latino Art Now! Sight Lines and Time Frames, 6th Biennial Conference. Houston, TX.
  • Fixing Chican@x Art: Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA and Art History. National Association for Chicana/o Studies Annual Conference. Albuquerque, NM.
  • Indigenous Communities and The Grand Canyon. Mapping Grand Canyon Conference. Arizona State University.
  • "Association for Latin American Art Emerging Scholars Panel." with A. Decker. Panel discussion at College Art Association Annual Conference. New York, NY, February 2019. (
  • "Tracing History: Mapping California." Exhibited at Broome Library Gallery. CSUCI. Curated by Theresa Avila / Jose Alamillo. Sep 10, 2018 - Oct 12, 2018.


  • "Cutting through History: The Political Cartoons of Eric Garcia." Drawing on Anger: Portraits of U.S. Hypocrisy. Edited by E. Garcia. Columbus, OH: Mad Creek Books, 2019. 186-191. (


Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • Disrupting False Histories and Activating Awareness through Untold Stories: The Mapping History Project. CSU Symposium and Polyteach. Cal Poly Pomona, CA.
  • "Revisions of Colonial Constructs: Maps of the New World and the Cartoons of Eric Garcia." Paper delivered at Association for the Art History Annual Conference. Courtauld Institute of Art & King’s College London, England, Apr 7, 2018. (
  • "Geographies of Authenticity: Constructing History of Latin American and Latin@x Art in California." Paper delivered at College Art Association. Los Angeles, CA, Feb 23, 2018.
  • “Look What I Discovered! Latin@x Communities in European Atlases and Maps of the New World”. CSUCI Library Lecture Series. Oxnard Library.

Other Activities:

  • Co-Editor. Contemporary Citizenship, Art, and Visual Culture: Making and Being Made. 2018. (