Louise Deglin (she/her/hers) is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Art History at UCLA (Los Angeles) and pre-doctoral fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) aiming to work in museums. She is dedicated to making the arts of the Americas accessible and inclusive through public outreach and digital content.
Her doctoral project, “Repetition, Recreation, Reinvention: Wari Artists and the Empire (600-1000 CE)” investigates issues of authorship, individuality, and repetition in the first Andean empire across multiple media.
Louise received her B.A. in Art History and Archaeology from the École du Louvre in Paris, followed by an M.A. from the same institution in Museology and Art History. She wrote her two M.A. theses on the art of the Wayana and Wayapi of Northern Amazon. Louise has conducted fieldwork in French Guiana and Peru, and interned at museums throughout the world including the Louvre Museum (Paris), the Museu do Indio (Rio de Janeiro), and LACMA (Los Angeles). She is currently a pre-doctoral fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York).
As an emerging scholar at the crossroads of Art History and Archaeology she is the manager of the Andean Lab at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. She has presented her research at several conferences and has received multiple fellowships in support of her ongoing research. Louise is also the co-founder of Convergence, a magazine dedicated to the diffusion and promotion of the arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Oceania.