Elizabeth Morán holds a Ph.D. in Art History from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her primary area of research and teaching is Mesoamerican art and culture. She has expanded this background to include its visual continuities and transformations over time - as well as its wider geographical reach within the framework of the trans-Atlantic Caribbean. In 2011 she received a Fulbright García-Robles Scholar Award to focus on her trans-Atlantic research, publishing “Visions of a Nineteenth-Century Cuba: Images of Blacks in the Work of Víctor Patricio de Landaluze,” in Comparative Perspectives on Afro Latin America, published in 2012 by the University of Florida Press. Her book, Sacred Consumption: Food and Ritual in Aztec Art, was published with University of Texas Press in 2016. Before coming to William and Mary, Dr. Morán worked in several New York City museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum for African Art (now the Africa Center). She is currently working on a second book focusing on Caribbean art history.