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Rose Salseda

Rose Salseda

Assistant Professor
Art History
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2018
M.A., University of Texas at Austin, 2009
B.A., California State University, Fullerton, 2007


Professor Rose Salseda is an assistant professor in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University. Specializing in the fields of African American and U.S. Latinx art, Professor Salseda’s research explores the politics of race and representation in the United States. Her first book foregrounds the 1992 Los Angeles Riots as a response to the injustices of state violence through the visual analyses of art. Closely reading works made by two generations of artists, Professor Salseda reveals how artists have challenged racially polarizing media portrayals and accounts of the uprising and underscored the complex intergenerational, cross-racial, and immigrant experiences of anti-Black racism and xenophobia.


Rose Salseda, “Creating Equity in Academia for Latinx Art History,” Latin American & Latinx Visual Culture (2019) 1 (30): 87-91

Joy Leighton and Natalie Jabbar, “New faculty draw on diverse subjects and backgrounds to open eyes, challenge students,” Stanford News, February 28, 2019


Undergraduate Courses:

African American Art

U.S. Latinx Art

Riot: Visualizing Civil Unrest in the 20th and 21st Centuries


Graduate Courses:

Riot: Visualizing Civil Unrest in the 20th and 21st Centuries

The Art of Punk: Sound, Aesthetics, and Performance

Complicating Minimal Art