Tatiana Reinoza

Assistant Professor of Art History

August 22, 2019; Tatiana Reinoza (Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame)

Department of Art, Art History, and Design

In her research and teaching, Tatiana Reinoza explores diverse facets of Latinx visual art in the United States, including its relationship to borderlands discourse, and activism.

Her first book, Reclaiming the Americas:  Latinx Art and the Politics of Territory, published in 2023 by University of Texas Press, is an interdisciplinary study that examines how Latinx artists adopted the medium of printmaking to reclaim the lands of the Americas for Indigenous, migrant, mestiza/o, and Afro-descendant people. Drawing from the print archives of graphic workshops across the country, she focuses on artistic representations of territory that break away from traditional Western conceptions of geography. Reclaiming the Americas shows how Latinx artists have been at the forefront of battling the resurgence of anti-immigrant discourse, making migration histories visible, and critiquing printmaking’s complicity in the colonization of the Americas.

Reinoza is co-editor with Karen Mary Davalos of the edited volume, Self Help Graphics at Fifty, published in 2023 by University of California Press, which explores the history of this East Los Angeles community-based graphic art workshop and how it fosters art for social change, dignity for all, and pride in ethnic heritage.