B.A. Yale; Ph.D. Yale.
Area of Specialization
Colonial Latin America
Latin American Art; Pre-Columbian Art; Aztec Art; Colonial Cities; Native American Art and Art History Introduction
Professor Mundy specializes in Latin American art of the colonial period (16th through 18th centuries). Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America, 1520-1820, co-authored with Dana Leibsohn was published by the University of Texas Press in 2010 and a sample can be seen online at www.smith.edu/vistas. Her book, The Mapping of New Spain was awarded the Nebenzahl Prize in the HIstory of Cartography in 1996. Her current research centers on Mexico City in the sixteenth century and she maintains more general interests on indigenous art created in the Spanish colony, especially in New Spain, and cartography in the early modern period.
Painting a Map of Sixteenth-Century Mexico City: Land, Writing and Native Rule, co-edited with Mary Miller (New Haven and London: Yale University Press/Beinecke Library, 2012).
"Moteuczoma reborn: Biombo paintings and collective memory in colonial Mexico City," Winterthur Portfolio, Vol. 45, No. 2/3 (Summer/Autumn 2011), pp. 161-176.
Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America, Cultura visual en Hispanoamérica, 1520-1820, co-authored with Dana Leibsohn (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010). DVD.
"Conquering an Island Empire," "Syncretic Space," "Litigating Land," In Mapping Latin America: Space and Society, ed. K. Offen and J. Dym (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011), pp. 42-45, 51-60.
The Mapping of New Spain: Indigenous Cartography and the Maps of the Relaciones Geográficas. (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1996). Paperback edition, 2000.
“Mesoamerican Cartography." The History of Cartography, vol. 2.3. ed. D. Woodward and G. Malcolm Lewis (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1998), pp. 183-256. Volume was winner of the American Historical Association’s James Henry Breasted Prize for 1999. (view pdf)
“Mapping the Aztec Capital: The 1524 Nuremberg map of Tenochtitlan, Its Sources and Meanings.” Imago Mundi, vol. 50 (1998), pp. 1-22.