Maggie Borowitz


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.


"Engendrar la intimidad," in Magali Lara. El agua no me basta para beberme la vida, eds. Roselin Rodríguez and Natalia de la Rosa (Mexico City, forthcoming).


"Figuring Differently: Surface and Substance in the Paintings of Alice Rahon," in Alice Rahon (San Francisco: Gallery Wendi Norris, 2021), 30–39.



Andrei Pop
Andrei Pop
Modern Art and Aesthetics
Department Chair
CWAC 162 | Tuesdays 1-2pm or by appointment.
Niall Atkinson
Niall Atkinson
Medieval and Renaissance Architecture and Urban History
CWAC 260
Wei-Cheng Lin
Wei-Cheng Lin
Chinese Art and Architecture
Architectural Studies Advisor
CWAC 268 | Office Hours: Wednesdays 9-10am and 12-1pm
Iowa State University
Assistant Professor, East Asian Art and Architecture
Potters Wheel
Richard Neer
Ancient Greek Art and Architecture
CWAC 259
Megan Sullivan
Megan Sullivan
Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art
CWAC 272