Christine Delia

Job title: 
Ph.D. Student
History of Art Department

Christine Delia is a PhD student in the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley. She researches global modern art with an emphasis on artists working in Mexico, Morocco, and the United States. Her dissertation, tentatively titled: “Mirror Effects: Fragmentation, Figuration, and Globality in Mexican, Moroccan, and US modern art, 1929-1949” examines three murals by Spanish artists dispersed around the world in the years surrounding the Spanish Civil War. The project explores questions related to exile/displacement/migration, including the economic impact of these dispersals, as well as questions concerning modes of viewing and the implications of the entangled histories and complex temporalities of these sites in the viewing experience. Her work has been supported by UC Berkeley’s Center for Global, International, and Area Studies; the Henry Luce Foundation; and the Mellon Mays Graduate Student Initiatives program. In 2023, Christine was awarded a University of California Alianza MX short-term research fellowship to conduct site research in Mexico City and Cuernavaca, Mexico in Spring 2024. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MA in History of Art and Architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.