ELENA SHTROMBERG portrait
  • Associate Professor, Art/Art History Department

Professional Service

  • Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Reviewer for fellowships. 12/01/2020 - 02/12/2021
  • Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art . Reviewer for fellowships. 11/01/2020 - 01/12/2021
  • Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos . Peer Reviewer. 12/21/2018 - present
  • Prince Claus Awards . Nominate artists for consideration for award. 09/09/2018 - present
  • Hans Nefkens Foundation . Nominate artists for award and exhibition. 05/21/2018 - present
  • Palgrave Press. Peer Reviewer, Palgrave edited volume A. 04/01/2016 - present
  • Getty Research Journal . Peer Reviewer. 02/11/2016 - present
  • Oxford Univ Press . Peer Reviewer, Textbook on Latin American Art. 09/01/2015 - present
  • Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos . Peer Reviewer. 05/15/2014 - present
  • Freewaves. Board Member. 09/2013 - present
  • Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles. Role: Consult on upcoming Afro-Brazil exhibition . Advisory Board. 09/2013 - present
  • Critical Studies in Improvisation Journal/ Études critiques en improvisation . Role: Peer review. Peer Reviewer. 12/2010 - 06/2011
  • Getty Research Journal. Role: Peer Review. Peer Reviewer. 10/2010 - 10/2010

Internal Service

  • Executive Committee, Center for Latin American Studies. member, 11/02/2020 - present. University service.
  • Faculty Learning Community on Global and Intercultural Learning. Member, 05/01/2019 - present. University service.
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Art History. Director, 05/01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • College Council. Member, 05/01/2019 - present. College service.
  • In charge of Art History Scholarship. 09/01/2017 - present. Department service.
  • Warnock Artist in Residency and Christensen Visiting Artist 2016-2019 . Chair, 08/31/2016 - 08/31/2019. Department service.
  • Executive Committee. Member, 08/31/2016 - 08/31/2018. Department service.
  • Scholarship Review Committee IME-Becas. Review, 10/2013 - present. University service.
  • Faculty Search Committee, Spanish and Portuguese. committee member, 10/2012 - 04/2013. University service.
  • Director of Graduate Studies. Director of Graduate Studies, 08/01/2012 - 08/31/2015. Department service.
  • Warnock Artist in Residence . Committee Member, 10/2010 - 01/2012. Department service.
  • Early Modern Art Historian Search. Committee Member, 10/2010 - 05/2011. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • AP Art History Teacher Workshop on Global Art . 12/07/2016 - present
  • Mrinalini Tankha, Lecture on Cuban Art, Department of Art and Art History, . 12/01/2016 - present
  • Christopher Dunn, “Occupy Space: Experimental Art and Counterculture in Brazil, early 1970s,” Latin American Studies, University of Utah. 02/19/2016 - present
  • Regina Galindo, Visiting Artist, Department of Art and Art History, University of Utah. 11/05/2014 - present
  • Jesse Lerner. 02/11/2014 - 02/11/2014
  • Ondine Chavoya, “Site and Performance: Exhibiting Asco" public lecture. 11/2012 - present
  • Minerva Cuevas, “Research as Aesthetic Practice,” Department of Art and Art History. Organized artist lecture for Mexican centennial events. 03/08/2011 - 03/08/2011
  • Ricardo Dominguez, “Anti-Anti Utopias: Digital Zapatismo and the New Imaginary,” Department of Art and Art History, University of Utah. Lecture that was open to the public. 12/2010 - present
  • Rubén Gallo, “Remedios Varo and Plastic Surgery.” Department of Art and Art History, Univ. of Utah . 10/2010 - present
  • Amy Buono, public lecture: “Plumed Identities: Tupinambá Interculture.” Department of Art and Art History. 09/25/2010 - present
  • Present and lead discussion for Sabina Berman’s film: Entre Pancho Villa y Una Mujer Desnuda (1995), Main Library, Salt Lake City . 09/2010 - 09/2010
  • "Border Crossings and the Art of the de la Torre Brothers." Art Talk event at the Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah, April 2, 2010. 04/02/2010 - present
  • “Patterns in Mexican Art.” Keynote lecture for the Evening for Educators: Mexican Art event at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, March 10, 2010. 03/10/2010 - present

Outreach

  • Moderator, panel on “Public and Visual Art” Utah Presents, part of the series Artists Elevated: Discussing Equity and Creativity in the Mountain West. 01/27/2021 - 01/27/2021
  • Artes de Mexico, an interdisciplinary community group devoted to the promotion of Mexican Art in Salt Lake City. I am a board member. 11/2010 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Fellowship to work with a research group on the project Global GDR about ties between East German and Latin America. Technical University Dresden, Visiting Fellowship , 10/05/2020
  • Learn German in Germany Grant. DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst , 04/01/2019
  • Grant for conducting research on Middle Eastern and Islamic Art for my course on Globalization and Art. Global Learning Across Disciplines Grant, Office for Global Engagement, 04/01/2019
  • Research grant for summer travel to Brazil. URC, 04/01/2018
  • Faculty Fellow . College of Fine Arts University of Utah, 03/01/2018
  • Grant from the Dean's office to allow me to take students on a field trip to Los Angeles in October to visit exhibits from PST. Dean's Award for Student Excellence, 10/01/2017
  • Center for Latin American Studies Research Travel Award . Latin American Studies, 12/15/2016
  • Fund research travel. Center for Latin American Studies Faculty Fellow Award, 02/23/2015
  • Fund research travel for course on Latin American video art. University Teaching Grant, 04/30/2014
  • Travel Research Grant. University Research Council, 04/2013
  • Faculty Excellence Award in Research . University of Utah, 10/2012
  • Visiting Scholar affiliation. Getty Research Institute, 06/2011
  • Library Research Grant. UCLA Latin American Studies, 06/2011
  • International and Area Studies Fellowship. American Council of Learned Societies, ACLS/SSRC/NEH, 02/24/2011
  • Proposal to teach: “Utopia and Dystopia: Brazilian Art and Culture in a Latin American Context” . Interdisciplinary Teaching Grant, 11/2009
  • Grant to go to College Art Association. Departmental Travel Fund, 09/2009
  • International Studies Program Development Grant . University of Utah, International Study Abroad Center, 04/2009

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