Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Alexandra Santana

M.A. Alumna

Alex Santana earned her B.A. in 2014 from New York University, where she received Magna Cum Laude honors and majored in Latin American Studies with a special focus in Art History. In 2012 she studied abroad in Buenos Aires, and in 2013, traveled to São Paulo after receiving an undergraduate research grant from NYU‘€™s College of Arts and Sciences. Her undergraduate honors thesis explored the works of Brazilian modernist painter Tarsila do Amaral and her depictions of indigeneity and blackness. While at NYU, she co-founded the undergraduate peer-review journal Esferas, interned at El Museo del Barrio in Spanish Harlem, and was heavily involved in social justice advocacy groups at NYU’s LGBTQ Student Center.

Originally from Newark, NJ, Alex is a child of immigrants from Spain and the Dominican Republic and plans to eventually work abroad as a museum professional. As an M.A. Student at the Stone Center, she researched diasporic identity, contemporary net art, and digital dissidence in the Americas.