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Asiel Sepulveda

  • Assistant Professor
Academic Division: Arts & Humanities

Asiel Sepúlveda teaches classes in art history and visual culture. His research focuses on print media and early advertising in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Sepúlveda has penned multiple essays on Latin American printed arts including the award winning “Humor and Social Hygiene in Havana's Nineteenth-Century Cigarette Marquillas,” published in the journal Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide.
He is currently editing a book-length manuscript that examines the proliferation of lithographic arts in colonial Cuba, and its role in shaping imaginaries of cosmopolitanism in the Caribbean.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Southern Methodist University
  • MA, Southern Methodist University
  • BA, Florida International University

Academic Interest / Expertise

History of Print Culture; Latin American Studies; Global Art Histories; Art History Pedagogy


  • Degree Courses 2024

  • Degree Courses 2023



Journal Articles

  • Sepulveda, A. (2016). The Ideal City in Print: Plaza Mayor and the Engraved Re-Production of Mexico City. Athanor. Vol: 34, Page: 69-75. The Florida State University Libraries. link
  • Sepulveda, A. (2015). Humor and Social Hygiene in Havana’s Nineteenth-Century Cigarette Marquillas. Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide. Vol: 14, Issue: 3, Page: 59-84. Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA). link

Book Chapters

  • Sepulveda, A., Zapata, C. (2023). Rethinking the Ph.D. Exam for the Study of Digital Humanities: What We Teach When We Teach DH: Digital Humanities in the Classroom. Page: 109-118. University of Minnesota Press.
  • Sepulveda, A. (2023). Dreams and Nightmares in the Planters’ Metropolis: Social Struggle and Civil Society in Nineteenth-Century Cuba. Page: 125-147. . Routledge.

Book Reviews

  • Sepulveda, A. (in press). Review of Reconstructing the Landscapes of Slavery: A Visual History of the Plantation in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World : (English)Review of Reconstructing the Landscapes of Slavery: A Visual History of the Plantation in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World . Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum/ University of Minnesota Press.
  • Sepulveda, A. (2022). Review of Reconstructing the Landscapes of Slavery: A Visual History of the Plantation in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World . Vol: 2, Issue: 1, Page: 258-260. PerspectivasAfro. link


  • Sepulveda, A., Pon, L. (2017). Luca Ciamberlano’s Pyrotechnic Machines: Learning to See: Renaissance and Baroque Masterworks from the Phoebe Dent Weil and Mark S. Weil Collection. Saint Louis Art Museum.


  • Order and Chaos in Frédéric Mialhe’s Dia de Reyes Sepulveda, A. El Monte: Narratives, Aesthetics and Afrodiasporic Spirituality in the Contemporary Caribbean , New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA (2023)
  • The Día de Reyes Processions: African Cabildos and Artistic Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Havana Sepulveda, A. 35th CIHA's World Congress, Sao Pablo, Brazil (2022)
  • The Picturesque Plantation: Beauty and the Landscapes of Slavery in Nineteenth -Century Cuba Sepulveda, A. Cuba Colonial (vista desde el futuro), (Virtual) New Jersey, USA. (2020)
  • Recycling Colonial Imaginaries: Havana’s Restoration Project and the Nineteenth-Century Picturesque Sepulveda, A. 108th College Art Association Annual Conference, , Chicago, ILL (2020)
  • Unveiling a Phantom: The Plantation in the Picturesque Havana of Frédérick Mialhe Sepulveda, A. Esclavitud, visualidad y memoria: Prácticas de reactivación, Segundo Congreso Internacional, Working Group on Slavery and Visual Culture., Cartagena, Colombia (2019)
  • Cuerpos pintorescos en La Habana del siglo XIX Sepulveda, A. LASA 2019 Congress / Nuestra América: Justice and Inclusion, Boston, MA (2019)
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Professional Services

  • Committee Member Babson College/ Littauer Committee (2023 - Present)