Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Cornell University
Biographical Info: María Fernández is Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell University and currently serves as Director of Graduate Studies. She received her doctorate in art history from Columbia University in 1993. Her research interests include the history and theory of digital art, postcolonial and gender studies, Latin American art and architecture and the intersections of these fields. Her book, Cosmopolitanism in Mexican Visual Culture was released in January 2014 by Texas University Press. Her essays have appeared in journals such as Leonardo, Art Journal, Third Text, nparadoxa and Architectural Design as well as in several volumes including The Art of Art History edited by Donald Preziosi (Oxford University Press, 2009), White Heat Cold Logic: British Computer Art 1960-1980 edited by Paul Brown et al., (MIT Press, 2008) and At a Distance: Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet edited by Annmarie Chandler and Norie Neumark (MIT Press, 2005). With Faith Wilding and Michelle Wright she edited the anthology Domain Errors: Cyberfeminist Practices (Autonomedia, 2002). Recently she completed an edited volume of essays titled, “Latin American Modernisms and Technology,” which explores diverse engagements of Latin American intellectuals and artists with modern technologies. She is now writing a book on the work of the British cybernetician, Gordon Pask.