Savannah Esquivel


Savannah is a doctoral candidate concentrating on the art and architecture of early-colonial Mexico. She received a BA Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Art History and Religious Studies from the University of Iowa (2009) and a MA in Art History from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2011).  Savannah’s research focuses on ornament in Mexico's sixteenth-century mendicant monasteries and the circulation of Renaissance architectural treatises. Savannah has completed intensive training in Classical and Modern Nahuatl through the Zacatecas Institute for Teaching and Research in Ethnology (IDIEZ) and was awarded a 2014-2015 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship to pursue dissertation research.