Daniel Santiago Sáenz

Daniel Santiago Sáenz was born in Medellín, Colombia, and later settled in Tiohtià:ke, the unceded lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation, today known as Montreal, Canada. He holds a BA in Religion and an MA in Art History from Concordia University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American and Iberian Cultures & Comparative Literature at Columbia University. As an Instructor of Record at Columbia, he has taught language and culture courses in his home department, as well as the Humanities Seminar in the GSAS–Leadership Alliance Summer Research Program. Most recently, as Preceptor of Literature Humanities, he has had the great pleasure of introducing students from Columbia’s School of General Studies to the study of literature. His dissertation examines the development of visual languages and the reception of Mesoamerican pictography in the early modern transatlantic world, with a particular attention to the work of Diego Valadés.

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