Megan Sullivan

Assistant Professor of Art History and the College
CWAC 272
On-Leave 2017-18

Megan Sullivan’s scholarship focuses on twentieth-century Latin American art, with a particular emphasis on Brazil and Argentina. Her research and teaching interests include the global history of modernism (especially abstraction), the relationship of modernism and modernization in peripheral countries, and artistic engagements with landscape, nature, and territory in Latin America. Locating Abstraction, her current book project, examines the origins and transformations of geometric abstraction in South America between 1945 and 1960.


  • “Competing Collectivities: The Abstraction-Social Realism Debates in Mid-Century Latin America,” in A Companion to Modern and Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art, ed. Alejandro Anreus, Robin Greeley, and Megan Sullivan (Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming 2015) 
  • Benjamin Buchloh, Carrie Lambert-Beatty, and Megan Sullivan. “To Make an Inner Time: A Conversation with Gabriel Orozco,” October 130 (Fall 2009)

Ph.D. Harvard University