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Laura Beltran-Rubio


Email: [[e|llbeltranrubio]]
Equality Lab Affiliation: Graduate Assistant (2020-2021)
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 Beltrán-Rubio specializes in the history of art and fashion in the early modern Spanish World. She is a doctoral candidate at the College of William and Mary and received her MA in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design. Her dissertation explores the adoption and adaptation of European fashions, their fusion with local indigenous elements of dress, and their representation in portraits and pictures of types in the Viceroyalty of New Granada. Laura has taught a number of courses on the history of fashion and fashion studies at Parsons and the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Her research has been published in Fashion Theory and The Journal of Dress History and has been generously funded by Colfuturo, Parsons, William & Mary, and the Costume Society of America.

Participation in DH Projects

Researcher at The Fashion and Race Database

Founder & co-director at Culturas de Moda

Digital companion to dissertation: Imperio de la moda