Dr. Cody Barteet is currently the Undergraduate Chair for the Department of Visual Arts in Western University. He began his academic career in the College of Charleston, and continued on to complete his Ph.D in Art History in Binghamton University (SUNY) in 2007.
Barteet's research focuses on Early Modern Art and Architecture in Latin America and Europe. He explores the relationships between the architecture and the urban form, maps and urban environments, and heraldic imagery and legislative materials, and investigates how these various contexts relate to the formation of identities, whether state, individual, gendered, or indigenous.
His teaching reflects his research interest as his courses analyse the visual cultures of pre-Columbian Americas, Hispanic America, and Early Modern Europe, as well as graduate seminars on the city, monuments, and race and gender.
If you would like to read one of Barteet's works, check out this paper: Maya Heraldic Arms: The Merging of Spanish and Maya Visual Cultures in the Memorial Shield to the Massacre at Otzmal.
Barteet is now the Judging Chair for the Art History category. If you would like to check out some of our past papers then follow this link!