Abbey of Gethsemani, Br. Lawrence, 2015
Maria del Carmen Suescun Pozas trained as a visual artist (B.F.A. Concordia University), art historian (M.A. and Ph.D. McGill University), and historian (Ph.D. McGill University). Her teaching at the undergraduate level focuses on the social and cultural history of Latin America from the sixteenth century up to the present, in particular the Colonial and Republican periods; revolutions; and race, class and gender. At the fourth-year and graduate level her teaching focuses on Canada-Latin America and Caribbean relations; social change; narrative and the visual field; multi- and/or inter-disciplinary approaches; and comparative analysis. Her publications explore the cultural history of 1930s-1940s Colombia; art, politics, and gender; memory and history; art, art history and history as complementary disciplines; grounded approaches to development issues; solidarity, empathy in art and culture; and Latin America and the Caribbean made in Canada.
She has supervised graduate work of students at Brock and internationally in History, History and Art History as complementary disciplines, and on Film and Literature in comparative perspective. She also supervises international exchange students. She welcomes directed graduate reading courses and graduate supervision in her disciplines and subjects of interest. She is also interested in supporting graduate students develop collaborative/team research and community partnerships locally and internationally, and get involved in helping advance knowledge, develop talent, and forge connections from an early stage of their training as junior scholars.