Maggie Borowitz studies modern and contemporary Latin American art. Her research focuses upon the relationship between art and politics in the late twentieth century, with special emphasis upon feminist practices in Mexico. She teaches courses that explore twentieth- and twenty-first-century art practices across the Americas and theories of feminism, gender, and sexuality.
Her current book project explores the vibrant feminist art scene of 1970s and 80s Mexico City, principally through the work of the artist Magali Lara. Engaging with affect theory and feminist studies, the project investigates the political potency of expressions of female subjectivity.
In 2020 she was awarded a Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship to complete research in Mexico City, and she was the 2019–20 COSI Mellon Curatorial Research Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her research has also been supported by the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Division of the Humanities, and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago. She holds a PhD and an MA in art history from the University of Chicago, and a BA in anthropology, also from the University of Chicago.