C. Ondine Chavoya

Professor of Art, Faculty Fellow of the Davis Center and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity

Spencer Studio Art Rm 313


B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz (1992)
M.A. University of Rochester, Visual and Cultural Studies (1996)
Ph.D. University of Rochester, Visual and Cultural Studies (2002)

Areas of Expertise

My teaching engages various art movements after 1960, including pop,performance, and conceptual art, and the continuing influence and impact of such movements on contemporary art today. In the classroom, I encourage interdisciplinary study, historical research, formal and theoretical analysis, and cross-cultural inquiry.

Selected areas of expertise include: Latina/o visual culture, art of California, film theory and independent media, queer theory, and the history of music video. In general, my research investigates the interactions between art, social space, and the urban environment, and the relations between racial formation and racial signification in the visual arts.


Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

ARTH 310 / WGSS 312 / COMP 316 / AMST 333

An American Family and "Reality" Television

LATS 358 / ARTH 358(S)

Latina/o Installation and Site-Specific Art

ARTH 464 / LATS 464

Latina/o Visual Culture: Histories, Identities, and Representation

ARTH 562 / AMST 462 / ARTH 462 / LATS 462(F)

Art of California: Pacific Standard Time

Current Committees

  • Latina/o Studies Program