Texas Christian University
Lori Boornazian Diel

Dr. Lori Boornazian Diel

Professor of Art History
Moudy North 222
l.diel@tcu.edu | 817-257-6613
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Ph.D., Tulane University
BA, Emory University

Courses Taught
Introduction to Art History
American Indian Art: South America, Mesoamerica, and North America
Art of Mexico from 1500 to the Present
Inka and Their Predecessors: Ancient South American Art
The Aztec, the Maya, and the Olmec: Indian Arts of Ancient Mesoamerica
Maya Art and Architecture
Art Historical Methods
Art of the Aztecs
Gender in Mesoamerican Art
Methods and Issues in Art History

Area of Focus
Art of the Ancient Americas (Mesoamerica and South America), Art of Mexico, Art of Latin America

Selected Publications

The Codex Mexicanus: A Guide to Life in Sixteenth-Century New Spain. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018

“The Codex Mexicanus: Time, Religion, History, and Health in Sixteenth-Century New Spain.” The Americas vol. 73, no. 4 (2016): 427-458.

“The Codex Mexicanus Genealogy: Binding the Mexica Past and the Colonial Present.” Colonial Latin American Review vol. 24, no. 2 (2015): 120-146.

“The Mapa Quinatzin and Texcoco’s Ideal Subordinate Lords.” In Reconciling Portraits of Aztec-Texcoco, edited by Galen Brokaw and Jongsoo Lee, 117-145. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2014.

“Manuscrito del aperreamiento (Manuscript of the Dogging): A ‘Dogging’ and its Implications for Early Colonial Cholula.” Ethnohistory, vol. 58, no. 4 (2011):585-611.

“The Spectacle of Death in Early Colonial New Spain in the Manuscrito del aperreamiento.” In Death and Afterlife in the Early Modern Hispanic World, edited by John Beusterien and Constance Cortez. Hispanic Issues On Line 7 (2010):144-163.

The Tira de Tepechpan: Negotiating Place under Aztec and Spanish Rule. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008.

“Till Death Do Us Part: Unconventional Marriages as Aztec Political Strategy.” Ancient Mesoamerica vol. 18, no. 2 (2007):259-272.