ART: Mariana Botey Modern / Contemporary Latino American Art History Mariana Botey earned a Ph.D. with an emphasis in critical theory from the Visual Studies Department at the University of California, Irvine. She is currently the academic director for the interdisciplinary graduate seminar Zonas de Disturbio, a collaboration project of the Art History Graduate Program and the Campus Expandido Program at the University Museum for Contemporary Art (MUAC) in Mexico City. She is also a research fellow at the CENIDIAP-INBA (National Center for Research, Information andDocumentation of the Visual Arts at the National Institute for the Fine Arts) where she is the academic director for the design and development committee of the Ph.D. Program DETA: Doctorado en Estudios y Teoría del Arte. From 2007 to 2009 Wardwell was a dissertation research fellow at the University of California MEXUS Program. She obtained an MFA from the Studio Art Program at the same institution and a B.A.H. from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London.