Anthony J. Meyer

Anthony J. Meyer is a PhD student in the Department of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he specializes in the study of indigenous arts as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow of Distinction. As an undergraduate, he received high accolades for a self-curated exhibition, Housed Within, which focused on issues of Maya domestic space, looting, and the museological display of indigenous objects. Recently, he completed his M.A. titled “Repositioning the Middle: Movement, Sculpture, and the Body in the Central Cauca Valley.” His current research interests center on Imperial Aztec artistic practice and early modern transatlantic exchange with regard to sculpture and performance. Through the Early Modern Conversions project, he hopes to explore the role of conversion on indigenous spaces and bodies, before, during, and after the Spanish invasion of Mexico.