Autumn visiting fellow
Our visiting fellow for the autumn semester has arrived. Andrew Finegold is an Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Illinois Chicago. He received his doctorate from Columbia University in 2012, having completed a dissertation on the brief and anomalous appearance of narrative battle imagery in Mesoamerica during the Epiclassic period. He is co-editor, with Ellen Hoobler, of the volume Visual Culture of the Ancient Americas: Contemporary Perspectives (University of Oklahoma Press, 2017), to which he contributed an essay titled “Atlatls and the Metaphysics of Violence in Central Mexico.” His current book project examines the real and symbolic values ascribed to holes, cavities, and voids across a variety of media in Mesoamerica.