Emeritus Professors

Professor Valerie Fraser

Position in departmentEmeritus Professor
Telephone01206 872200

Valerie Fraser specialises in the art and architecture of Latin America and Spain with particular emphasis on the early colonial period and the 20th/21st centuries. She is Chair of the Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA). She has won a number of major awards from the AHRC including funding for a fully-illustrated online catalogue of ESCALA, and is currently overseeing a three-year AHRC-funded research project (2009-2012) entitled Meeting Margins: Transnational Art in Latin America and Europe 1950-1978 which is in collaboration with the University of the Arts London and investigates artistic relations between Europe and Latin America in the post-war period. She has worked on a number of exhibitions including Kahlo's Contemporaries held at the University Gallery in 2005, and Latin American Art: Contexts and Accomplices at the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, 2004.

Research interests
  • Colonial Latin American art
  • Colonial Latin American architecture
  • 20th century Latin American art
  • 20th century Latin American architecture
PublicationsLink to publications for Valerie Fraser

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