Kency Cornejo is assistant professor of Modern/Contemporary Latin American art history in the Department of Art at the University of New Mexico. Her teaching and research publications focus on contemporary art of Central America and its US-based diaspora, visual politics and activism in Latin America, and decolonizing methodologies in art. Specifically, she explores creative responses to femicide, immigration, prisons, captivity, transnationalism, gangs, and indigenous rights in Central America, aswell as the role of visuality in colonization and decolonial methodologies in contemporary art of the Americas. Her work has been supported by the Fulbright and Ford foundations and she is an awardee of a Creative Capital Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. She holds a PhD from Duke University, an MA from UT Austin, and a BA from UCLA.