About Laura Beltrán-Rubio

Laura Beltrán-Rubio specializes in the history of art and fashion in the early modern Spanish World. She is a doctoral candidate at the College of William and Mary (Williasmburg, Va.) and received her MA in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design. She has curatorial experience at El Museo del Barrio and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and is part of the 2020 cohort of the Center for Curatorial Leadership/Mellon Seminar in Curatorial Practice. Laura has taught fashion history and fashion studies courses at Parsons (New York) and the Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). She is a Researcher at The Fashion and Race Database y codirector of the Digital Humanities project, Culturas de Moda, which provides Spanish speakers with Fashion Studies-related content.

Beyond her scholarly and curatorial experiences, Laura has worked with luxury brands such as Plan de Ville and Paula Mendoza. She is also a competitive horse back rider, frequently participating in show jumping competitions at the national level in Colombia, and is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher at Yoga Alliance.

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