California College of the Arts
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Assistant Professor of History and Theory of Photographic Media at California College of the Arts

Monica Bravo specializes in the history of photography and the modern art of the Americas. Her current book project examines exchanges between U.S. modernist photographers and modern Mexican artists working in painting, poetry, music, and photography, resulting in the development of a Greater American Modernism in the interwar period. Her research has been supported by fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), the Center for Creative Photography, the Georgia O’Keeffe Research Center, the Harry Ransom Center, the Huntington Library and Art Collections, and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Her writing has appeared in American Art, History of Photography, The History of Illustration,, and Art Criticism. Prior to coming to CCA, Bravo was a Lecturer at Yale University in the History of Art Department and Program in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration.

  • B.A., Studio Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2004
  • M.A., Art History and Criticism, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 2009
  • Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2016