Kristopher Driggers


Kristopher Driggers is a Ph.D. candidate studying Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Art. His dissertation project, “The History of Idolatry and the Codex Durán Paintings,” studies how indigenous Nahua painters intervened into global debates about the history of image worship in the late sixteenth century. Research areas include pre-Columbian and Early Colonial manuscripts, Aztec sculpture, and the murals of ancient Oaxaca.
Kristopher’s research has been supported by a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, an Erasmus+ research fellowship, and institutional grants. He has presented research in scholarly conferences and symposia at the Frick Collection, Newberry Library, Rare Book School (University of Virginia), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá), among others. He is currently organizing a panel for the College Art Association conference on the topic “Indigenous Languages of the Americas and the Language of Art History.”