Trent Barnes, Ph.D., Harvard University, History of Art and Architecture

Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer in Latin American Studies

TRENT BARNES (Ph.D., Harvard University). Barnes is a scholar of the Indigenous Americas, that specializes in the art and architectural history of the ancient Central Mexican and Maya cultures. His first book project, Emptiness and the Production of Bodies in the Architecture of Teotihuacan, Mexico, comprises the first architectural history of the ceremonial center of the largest city of American antiquity. He has conducted fieldwork on five continents and lived or traveled in Latin America for four years, with extended or repeated visits to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Cuba, and the Philippines. His research has been supported by Dumbarton Oaks, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and several institutes of Harvard, including the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, the Asia Center, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Barnes will assume an appointment as Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Texas at Arlington in the fall of 2022.