Professor Domínguez Torres received a B.A. in Art History from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, a Masters in Museum Studies and a Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of Toronto, Canada. Her area of specialization is Renaissance and Baroque art in the Hispanic World, with particular interest in the interaction of Mesoamerican and European visual cultures during the 16th century. She is currently finishing the book Military Ethos & Visual Culture in Post-Conquest Mexico, under contract with Ashgate Publishing Group, which investigates the significance of war-related imagery in the central valley of Mexico during the 16th century.
Advances of this research examining both the chivalric spirituality infused by the missionary enterprise and the appropriation of these military values for the conformation of an idiosyncratic indigenous identity, have been published as "Negotiating Identities: Chivalry and Antiquity at St Michael Ixmiquilpan (Hidalgo, Mexico)," in: XXVII Coloquio Internacional de Historia del Arte. Orientes-Occidentes: el arte y la mirada del otro (Mexico City, 2007), "Heraldry and Native Identity in 16th-Century New Spain: The Case of Texcoco's Coat of Arms" in: Images of the Body Politic (Milan, 2007), and "Claiming Ancestry and Lordship: Heraldic Language and Native Identity in Post-Conquest Mexico," forthcoming in: Transatlantic Encounters: Tradition and Modernity in the Hispanic World. She has also published articles in the Archivo Español de Arte, Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, and Delaware Review of Latin American Studies.
In April 2008, she co-organized with Wendy Bellion the international symposium Objects in Motion: Art and Material Culture Across Colonial North America, supported by a grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art. She has also been awarded a Kluge fellowship at the Library of Congress, to work on the project Armorials of the Anahuac: The Production, Regulation and Consumption of Indigenous Heraldry in 16th-Century Mexico during the year 2008-2009.
Links to course sites:
ARTH151 - Myth, Religion and Art
ARTH213 - Art of the Northern Renaissance
ARTH217 - Early Renaissance Art
ARTH218 - High Renaissance and Mannerism
ARTH232 - Art of Latin America
ARTH349 - Art and Architecture in Context: Colonial Brazil
ARTH402 - Art and Religion in Latin America ARTH413 - Art in the Age of Exploration
ARTH440 - Art and Warfare in Latin America
ARTH635 - Colonial Art Across North America
ARTH640 - Art and Religion in the New World
ARTH667 - Art and Conquest in the New World
ARTH667 - Collecting New Worlds