Susana Vargas Cervantes writes, researches and teaches. Her research mines the connections between gender, sexuality, class and skin tonalities to reconceptualize pigmentocracy. She is the author of the book The Little Old Lady Killer: The Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico's First Female Serial Killer (NYU Press, 2019) and Mujercitos (Editorial RM, 2015).
Sarah Carter, Art History PhD candidate, is the recipient of the Mark Madoff Prize for her essay entitled "'Our Modern Priapus': Thauma and the Isernian Simulacra", which she presented at the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference last October.
More information about the prize is available here: http://csecs.ca/awards/.
The essay will be published in the 2020 issue of Lumen with the theme of Wonder in the Eighteenth Century / L'Émerveillement au dix-huitième siècle.
Congratulations to Art History PhD Robin Lynch, who was recently awarded the 2019-2020 Terra Foundation Pre-Doctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, for her dissertation project "Packaging Environments: The Art and Design of the Container Corporation of America".