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Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye

Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye

PhD Candidate in Art History, University of Southern California

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Residency: September 2013 – June 2014

Research Project

“Contemporary Pre-Columbian Art”

Research Interests

  • Pre-Columbian and Contemporary Art History
  • Museum Studies
  • Visual Culture
  • Decoloniality


Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye is a PhD Candidate in the Art History Department at the University of Southern California, where she earned her Master’s degree in Art History in 2009. Her dissertation focuses on contemporary Mexican artists who reinterpret Pre-Columbian visual culture in their work. Her research interests span from late nineteenth-century Mexican casts in U.S. museums to the impact of collecting practices on indigenous communities. She has participated in summer programs in both archaeology and anthropology, and has worked in various museums in San Francisco, New York, and Washington, D.C.

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