Louise Deglin (she/her/hers) is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Art History at UCLA specializing in the Arts of the Indigenous Americas. 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.
Deglin 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 French Guiana. Deglin has conducted fieldwork in French Guyana 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).
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. After completing her dissertation, Deglin will work toward a career in museums, and stay dedicated to making the arts of the Americas accessible and inclusive through public outreach and digital content.