Stacie G. Widdifield CV

Professor, Division of Art History

School of Art

College of Fine Arts

Affiliated Faculty, Latin American Studies

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ 85721-0002

BA, Art History, UCLA
MA, Art History, UCLA
PhD, Art History, UCLA

MS, Educational Technology, University of Arizona, 2016


  • Jeffrey M. Banister and Stacie G. Widdifield, “The History and Visual Culture of Mexico City’s Xochimilco Potable Water System during the Porfiriato,” in The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History, William H. Beezley, ed., London: Oxford University Press, June, 2016. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199366439.013.305
  • Stacie G. Widdifield and Jeffrey M. Banister, “Seeing Water in Early 20th-Century Mexico City: Henry Wellge’s “Perspective Plan of the City and Valley of Mexico, D.F., 1906;” Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, vol. XXXVII, no. 107, 2015, pp. 9-37. (UNAM, Mexico).
  • Jeffrey M. Banister and Stacie G. Widdifield, “The debut of ‘modern water’ in early 20th century Mexico City: the Xochimilco potable waterworks.” Journal of Historical Geography Volume 46, October 2014, Pages 36–52. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhg.2014.09.00
  • Co-Editor of Book (with essay): Buen Gusto and Classicism in the Visual Cultures of Latin America, 1780-1910, co-editor with Paul Niell. Including my essay: “Buen Gusto at the end of the century: The 1881 Centennial Celebration of the Academy of San Carlos, Mexico City,” pp. 255-272, University of New Mexico Press, 2013.
  • “Art and Modernity in Porfirian Mexico: Julia Escalante’s Graziella and the Lechero,” Bulletin of Latin American Research. Volume 29. No.3, pp. 336-353, 2010.
  • “The Aztec Calendar Stone: A Critical History” in: The Aztec Calendar Stone; Khristaan D. Villela and Mary Miller, eds. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2010, pp. (edited version of MA thesis).
  • “Under Lock and Key: The Making of Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez in 19th Century Mexico,” in: Miradas Disidentes:Géneros y Sexos en la historia del arte. Mexico: IIE, UNAM, 2008, pp.123-141.Review of: Mark Overymeyer-Velázquez, Visions of the Emerald City. Modernity, Tradition, and the Formation of Porfirian Oaxaca, Mexico. Duke University Press, 2006 (231 pp.). Comparative Studies in Society and History, Vol. 50 (4): 1056-1057: 2008.
  • “Deborah Arango Pérez” and “Raquel Forner,” short entries for Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, Asunción Lavrin, contributing editor, Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Spanish translation of : “Assimilation and Body of the Nation: Mestizaje and Gender” in: Crítica feminista en la teoría e historia del arte, compiled by Inda Sáenz Romero and Karen Cordero Reiman, Mexico: Universidad Iberoamericana, 2007, pp. 229-247.
  • “Modernity and Tradition: Strategies of Representation in Mexico,” in: Deborah Cherry and Janice Helland, Eds. Local/Global: Women Artists in the Nineteenth-Century, Ashgate Press, 2006, pp. 245-264
  • Editor of Book (with introduction and essay): La Amplitud del modernismo y de la modernidad, (Vol. 2 of ­ Hacia otra historia del arte en México) Mexico: Conaculta, Curare, 2004. (General Editor with Esther Acevedo of the 4 volume series ­ Hacia otra historia del arte en México)
  • “Modernizando el pasado: la recuperación de arte y historia del arte, 1860-1920,” in: La Amplitud del modernismo y de la modernidad, ed., Stacie G. Widdifield, (Vol. 2 of Hacia otra historia del arte en México) Mexico: Conaculta, Curare, 2004, pp.69-98; and “Introducción”, pp. 6-9.
  • “Manuel Tolsá’s Equestrian Monument to Charles IV; Art History, Patrimony, and the City,”Journal X, vol. 8, no.1, autumn 2003, pp.61-83.
  • Review of: Andrea Giunta, Vanguardia, internacionalismo y política: arte argentino en los años sesenta: in: Nepantla, vol. 4, no. 2, 2003, pp. 410-416.
  • “The Body of History in Nineteenth-Century Mexico,” Quaderni, no. 6, Fall, 2003, pp.124-134.
  • “El indio re-tradado,” in: De la estructuración colonial a la exigencia nacional (1780-1860), Esther Acevedo, ed., (Vol. 1 of Hacia otra historia del arte Mexicano), Mexico: Conaculta, Curare, 2001, pp.241-256.
  • “El impulso de Humboldt y a la mirada extranjera sobre México,” in De la estructuración colonial a la exigencia nacional (1780-1860) Esther Acevedo, ed., (Vol. 1 of Hacia otra historia del arte en México), Mexico: Conaculta, 2001, pp. 257-271.”
  • “José María Velasco,” St. James Guide to Hispanic Artists, Farmington Hills, Michigan, 2001.
  • “Art and Architecture, 19th and 20th Centuries,” Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Culture, Elizabeth H. Boone, ed., 2001.
  • Review of: Juan García, ed., Mexican American Women, Changing Images in: Perspectives in Mexican American Studies, vol. 5, 1995 and Brenda Jo Bright and Liza Bakewell, eds., Looking High and Low: Art and Cultural Identity, Tucson, University of Arizona Press, 1995 in: Signs, Journal of Women and Culture in Society, Summer, 1998, pp. 1093-1095.
  • “The Visual Culture of Nineteenth-Century Mexico,” in The Encyclopedia of Mexico. Michael S. Werner, ed. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998, vol. 1, pp.
  • Book (Single Author): The Embodiment of the National in Late Nineteenth-Century Mexican Painting. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1996.
  • “Dispossession, Assimilation and the Image of the Indian,”Art Journal, summer 1990, vol. 49, no. 2, pp.125-132.
  • Review of: Luis Weckmann, La Herencia Medieval de México,” El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Históricos, 1984 (2 vols., 837 pp.) in: Comitatus, vol. 16, 1985, pp. 96-98.
  • Exhibition brochure, “Conquerors, Saints and Skeletons: The Graphic Work of José Guadalupe Posada,” 6 pp., November 1985, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA, November-December, 1985.
  • “Review of: Peter T. Furst, The Ninth Level: Funerary Art from Mesoamerica, 1978 (125 pp.) in: African Arts, vol. 12, no. 2, February 1979, pp. 85-86.