Dr. Fabiola Martínez
(Art History) traveled to Paris on July 2 to present her paper “Neo/Post National Identities or the Fiction(s) of Mexicanidad
” at the ninth biannual Crossroads in Cultural Studies
conference, sponsored by UNESCO and the Sorbonne. Over 1,300 scholars and researchers from all over the world met in the iconic city to discuss topics surrounding the burgeoning field of cultural studies.
Martínez’s paper focused on the complex issues surrounding Mexican national identity—a national identity based on “difference and hybridity craftily institutionalized after the Revolution.” A distinguished scholar in contemporary art history, Martínez coordinates the Art History
program in Madrid, where students have the opportunity to explore firsthand the masterpieces of Madrid’s famous museums as well as its vibrant contemporary art scene.