Charlene Villaseñor Black is Professor of Art History and Chicana/o Studies Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Professor Villaseñor Black is also the editor of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies and founding editor-in-chief of Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture. She publishes on a range of topics related to the early modern Iberian world, Chicanx studies, and contemporary Latinx art. Her books include including Creating the Cult of St. Joseph: Art and Gender in the Spanish Empire (2006); Renaissance Futurities: Art, Science, Invention (2019); and The Chicano Studies Reader (2020), among others. Her latest book, Transforming Saints: From Spain to New Spain, is forthcoming from Vanderbilt University Press in 2022. In 2016 she was awarded UCLA’s Gold Shield Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence. She has held grants from the Fulbright, Mellon, Borchard, and Woodrow Wilson Foundations, the NEH, the ACLS, and the Getty. Currently, she is the Terra Foundation Visiting Professor of American Art at Oxford University (2021-22).