Carolyn Dean is a Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture at UC Santa Cruz. Dean studies Andean, particularly Inka (Inca), visual and performance culture both before and after Spanish colonization. She has published numerous articles and two books: Inka Bodies and the Body of Christ: Corpus Christi in Colonial Cuzco Peru (Duke University Press, 1999) and A Culture of Stone: Inka Perspectives on Rock (Duke University Press, 2010).
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Image caption: Trapezoidal Niche at Ollantaytambo, Peru. Inka, late 15th c. Photograph by Carolyn Dean