Delia Cosentino received her Ph.D. from UCLA. She teaches courses on the art of Latin America, including surveys of the Ancient Americas, the Spanish Empire, and Modern Latin American art. More specialized offerings include a freshman focal point on the Virgin of Guadalupe and an advanced seminar on Mexico City (part of the cities minor). Her own research focuses on Mexican visual culture, from the late post-classic and more contemporary practices.
Several current projects focus on the colonial production under the Spanish American Empire, including Nahua (Aztec) codices, Andean silver, and Mendicant art. Scholarly works include a book,Las Joyas de Zinacantepec: Arte colonial en el monasterio de San Miguel (Toluca: Colegio Mexiquense, 2003) as well as the exhibitions "Ceramic Trees of Life: Popular Art from Mexico" (Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, 2003) and "Reverence Renewed: Colonial Andean Art from the Thoma Collection" (DePaul University Museum, Upcoming 2009).