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Laura Beltran-Rubio


Email: [[e|llbeltranrubio]]
Research Interests: Arts of the Americas; History of Design and the Transmission of Ideas; Fashion, Jewelry, and Decorative Arts; Drawings and Prints; Digital Art History


Laura is a Ph.D. student in American Studies. Her research lies at the intersection of dress history and art history, with emphasis on the history of fashion in the pre-twentieth century Atlantic World. At the moment, Laura is researching the different iterations of fashionable styles throughout colonial Spanish America in the eighteenth century. Through the conjunction of visual resources, material objects, and archival records, Laura explores the role played by fashion in the creation of national, gender, racial, and class identities and its importance as an economic force in the early modern Atlantic World.


M.A., Fashion Studies, Parsons School of Design, 2016

B.A., Economics, Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), 2014

Selected Professional Experience

External Professor, Universidad de Los Andes, 2017

Research Assistant, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Drawings and Prints, 2016-2017

Research Assistant to Dr. Hazel Clark, Parsons School of Design, School of Art and Design History and Theory, 2014-2016