Louisa M. Raitt

PhD Candidate

Areas of interest: Art of the Spanish World 15th-18th centuries, focusing on painting and material culture of Viceregal New Spain.

Louisa M. Raitt passed her qualifying oral exams in February 2020 and spent the 2020-2021 fellowship year as the Marica and Jan Vilcek Curatorial Fellow for Colonial Latin American Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her research involves artistic expressions of religio-political controversies, the fabrication and trade of export objects, and production and collection as vehicles of self-fashioning. She is currently working on a dissertation pertaining to portraiture of elite women in Viceregal New Spain.