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Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye

Ph.D. candidate in art history, University of Southern California

Residency: September 2013 – June 2014

Research Project: Contemporary Pre-Columbian Art

Research Interests: decoloniality, museum studies, pre-Columbian and contemporary art history, visual culture


Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye is a Ph.D. 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 19th 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.