Christine Delia


Christine Delia (2020) earned her B.A. in Art History from UCLA (’15) and M.A. in Islamic Art and Architecture from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (’18). Christine researches modern art and artists working in Mexico, Morocco and the United States, with a particular focus on murals and other public art forms. Her dissertation, tentatively titled: "Mirror Effects: Fragmentation, Figuration, and Globality in Mexican, Moroccan, and US modern art, 1929-1949" examines three murals by Spanish artists dispersed around the world in the years surrounding the Spanish Civil War. The project explores questions related to exile/displacement/migration, including the economic impact of these dispersals, as well as questions concerning modes of viewing and the implications of the entangled histories and complex temporalities of these sites in the viewing experience. Her work has been supported by UC Berkeley's Center for Global, International, and Area Studies; the Henry Luce Foundation; and the Mellon Mays Graduate Student Initiatives program. Before joining the Ph.D. program she worked as an independent higher education consultant and as Public Programs and Marketing/Events Coordinator for the TSB Bank Arts Center in Auckland, New Zealand.

Advisor: Todd Olson, Anneka Lenssen