Macarena Deij Prado is a PhD candidate under the advice of Dr. Maya Stanfield-Mazzi. Her primary field of study is colonial art of the Americas. She received her MA in Art History from the University of Florida (2016) and her BA in the same discipline from the University of Chile (2013). In order to complete her MA thesis, she was awarded a research fellowship from the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, during which she conducted archival research in Cusco, Peru in 2015. Before coming to UF she worked as a curatorial assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago, Chile. She has also worked as an art history professor at the Instituto para el Arte y la Restauración Botticelli in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. In 2019 she curated the exhibition Felipe Meres: Global Illumination, presented at UF’s University Gallery. For her dissertation project she will be looking at how performative art developed between 1570 and 1630 in Spanish America.