Author: Laura Beltrán-Rubio

Research trip to Quito, June 2019

This week, I completed my first official research trip to Quito, funded partially by the American Studies Program and the Reves Center for International Studies at William & Mary. I spent 10 days visiting local public and private collections of art and conducting research at the National Archive. I also had several fantastic conversations with […]

CSA National Symposium in Seattle, 2019

Last week, I presented part of my ongoing doctoral research at the Costume Society of America’s National Symposium in Seattle. My conference paper was based on a series of types from Quito signed and dated 1783 by Vicente Albán. I identified some of the elements of dress featured in the series and interpreted them in […]