Joshua Fitzgerald

Joshua Fitzgerald is the 2020-24 Rubinoff Junior Research Fellow in ‘art as a source of knowledge’ at Churchill College, University of Cambridge. He specialises in Mesoamerican and Colonial Latin American material culture and education history. In 2019, he received a History PhD and certification in Museum Studies from the University of Oregon. In Cambridge, he works closely with the Department of History, McDonald Institute of Archaeological Research, Centre for Research in Arts Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) and Centre for Latin American Studies. His recent publications have explored early-modern Indigenous artwork, museum collections and Mexican heritage in video games. He also contributed to Colours: Art, Science and Power (2022-23) at the MAA. His first book, An Unholy Pedagogy: Mesoamerican Art, Architecture, and Learningscapes under Spain, 1300-1700(forthcoming), identifies Nahua (commonly “Aztec”) and Nahua-Christian place-based learning and visual and material phenomena through Mexico’s Nahuatl sources, art and architecture. He is the co-founder of the Multidimensional Dialogues CRASSH research network, a member of the Americas Archaeology Group and thoroughly enjoys working with museums, University students, and the public to further enrich Latin American research in the U.K. and worldwide.

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