Manuel Aguilar-Moreno

Manuel Aguilar-Moreno
College of Arts and Letters
Department of Art
Office Location: FA 228
Phone: (323) 343-4054 Email: maguila2@calstatela.edu

CURRICULUM VITAE


TEACHING INTERESTS

One of the main goals of my life is to be a "Maestro" (a Professor with the ability to be an inspiring force in my students and to give them part of my heart and soul), through sharing with them relevant knowledge that will help them to be better human beings and discover the meaning of life. As tools for my goal, I have traveled in four continents doing interdisciplinary studies of Art, History, Anthropology and Philosophy. Also I have taught many different subjects that combine diverse disciplines with the intention to know and understand the reality in an integral way. 

My main teaching area at present is the Art and Culture of Latin America, with specialties in Pre-Columbian, Colonial and Modern Mexico.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

I have been conducting research in diverse topics of Pre-Columbian and Colonial History and Art of Latin America, comparative studies of art, history and mythology of diverse ancient cultures of the world such as India, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel, Greece, and Rome. At present, as a professor of California State University, Los Angeles, I am conducting research in diverse areas of the Art and History of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America with emphasis in Mexico, and specifically Aztec Art and ULAMA (survival of the Mesoamerican Ballgame).


EDUCATION

Ph.D.  Latin American Studies: Art, History and Anthropology. Dissertation: "The Tequitqui Art of Sixteenth Century Mexico: An Expression of Transculturation. 1999 

            University of Texas at Austin 

M.A.  Art History of Latin America. 1997 

            University of Texas at Austin 

DIPLOMA in History of Mexico. 1995 
            Colegio de Jalisco 
            Guadalajara, Mex. 

Certificate in Education. 1994 
            ITESO, Jesuit University 
            Guadalajara, Mex.

B.S.  Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 1983 

            ITESO, Jesuit University 
            Guadalajara, Mex. 


SYLLABUS

Art 1012

World Art (Byzantine, Islamic, Romanesque, Gothic, Indian, and Cambodian) 

Art 1013

World Art (Renaissance to Neoclassic)

Art 421 Baroque Art of Europe
Art 436 Renaissance Art
Art 476  Early Christian and Byzantine Art
Art 4460 Art of Latin America
Art 4470 Art of Mesoamerica and the Southwest
Art 4500 Colonial Art of Mexico: Tequitui, Baroque and Churrigueresque
Art 4570 Mexican Muralists and Frida Kahlo
Art 4560 Art of the Andes
Art 4541 Art of Latin American Cinema
Art 4530 Aztec Art and Culture
Art 5012 Graduate Seminar: Colonial Art of Latin America (Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay) 

 


Spring 2017 Schedule 

Course Sect. No.

Title

Units Day & Time Room
Art 1012 01 World Art 3 MW 12:15pm-1:30pm KH Lec 1
Art 4530 01 Aztec Art & Culture 3 MW 4:00pm-6:45pm FA223
Art 4560 01 Art of the Ancient Andes 3 T 6:00pm-8:45pm FA223

 


Office Hours

Day Time
Monday & Wednesday  1:30pm- 3:00pm

 


BOOK & ARTICLES

Date Books & Articles 
2019

Ulama: The Survival of a Pre-Columbian Ballgame.  Manuscript in progress; edited with the participation of 8 Cal State Students (expected for publication in 2019).

2019

“Fernando González: El Arte de Saber Ver.”  Foreword for the Photography Book of Jalisco by Fernando González.  Expected on 2019.

2018

“Ulama: La Supervivencia del Juego de Pelota Mesoamericano.”  Proceedings of the International Conference: Cuerpo y Espíritu: Deporte y Cristianismo en la Historia.  Murcia: Universidad Católica de Murcia, 2018.

2018

 La Perfección del Silencio: El Panteón de Belén y el Culto a los Muertos en México / The Perfection of Silence: The Cemetery of Belén and the Cult of the Dead in México. Guadalajara: Secretaría de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Guadalajara.  Expanded 2nd Bilingual Edition (expected for publication in 2018).

2017

“Ulama: El juego de pelota que ha sobrevivido hasta nuestros días”  Arqueología Mexicana, Expected on 2017.

2017

“El Coateocalli, los dioses extranjeros y la apropiación de espacios sagrados entre los mexica-aztecas.”  In Del saber ha hecho su razón de ser. Homenaje a Alfredo López Austin.  Edited by Eduardo Matos Moctezuma and Angela Ochoa.  Mexico City: INAH, 2017.

2017

“Emblemas GEA.”  In Hospital GEA 70 Años. Edited by Dr. Mucio Moreno, Mexico City: Hospital GEA, 2017

2016
Antagonistic Tolerance: A Comparative Analysis of Competitive Sharing of Religious Sites.  Robert Hayden, Aykan Erdemir, Tuğba Tanyeri-Erdemir, Timothy D. Walker, Devika Rangachari, Manuel Aguilar-Moreno, Enrique López-Hurtado and Milica Bakić-Hayden. New York: Routledge, 2016.
2016

“Evangelization and Indigenous Religious Reactions to Conquest and Colonization.”  In Cambridge Encyclopedia of Religion in Latin America.  Edited by Virginia Burnett, Paul Freston and Stephen Dove.  Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2016.  

2016

“Malinalco: El Lugar de la Guerra Sagrada.”  Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium of Military History of Mexico (2011).  Dr. Iván Valdez-Bubnov and Gral. Clever Chávez Marín (Eds.).  Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and Asociación Internacional de Historia Militar, 2016.

2016

“Ulama: The Pre-Columbian ballgame survives today.” American Indian, Vol. 17, No. 2, Summer 2016, Smithsonian Institution.

2015
“Ulama: Pasado, Presente y Futuro del juego de pelota mesoamericano.” Anales de Antropología, Vol. 49, Número 1, 2015, UNAM.
2013

“Transculturation in Art: The Case of the Monastery of Calpan, Mexico.”  Colonial Latin American Historical ReviewVol.22, No. 1, 39-66, 2013.

2013

Ulama: A Survival of the Pre-Columbian Ballgame.  Manuscript in progress (expected for publication in 2013).

2013

“Six Entries related to Art Sites of Mexico: Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno (Atotonilco, Gto.), Franciscan Mission of Landa de Matamoros (Sierra Gorda, Qro.), Temple of the Feathered Serpent (Xochicalco, Mor.), Church of Santo Domingo (Puebla City), Sculptures of Los Danzantes (Monte Albán, Oax.), and the Murals of Bonampak (Sierra Lacandona, Chis.).  In Phaidon Atlas of Site Specific Art of the Americas.  London: Phaidon, 2013.

2012

Reflexiones sobre la Invasión de Estados Unidos a México (1846-48). Guadalajara: Secretaría de Cultura de Jalisco, 2012.

2011

Azteki. Entsiklopedicheski Spravochnik. Translation to Russian of my Book Handbook to Life in the Aztec World.  Moscow: Beche, 2011.

2011
Diego Rivera: A Biography. Co-authored with Erika Cabrera.  Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2011.
2011

“The Vision Serpent in the Art of Luis Bermudez.”  In the Catalog of the Exhibit Luis Bermudez: Myth, Place and Identity. Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai, Calif.,  2011.

2011

“La Guerra entre Estados Unidos y Mexico (1846-1848).”  Proceedings of the Third International Simposium of Military History of Mexico (2005).  Dr. Martín González de la Vara and Gral. Clever A. Chávez Marín (Eds.).  Guadalajara: Asociación Internacional de Historia Militar, 2011.

2011

Diego Rivera: A Biography. Co-authored with Erika Cabrera. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio.

2010

El Rostro Humano de Hidalgo.  Guadalajara: Secretaría de Cultura de Jalisco, 2010 (edition for the Bicentennial of the Independence of Mexico).

2010

El Rostro Humano de Hidalgo. Guadalajara: Secretaría de Cultura de Jalisco (The book was published in the context of the celebration of the 200 Anniversary of the Independence of Mexico).

2009

Malinalco: A place Between Heaven and Earth.  In Landscapes of Origin.  Edited by Jessica Christie.Tuscaloosa: Alabama University Press.

2008

Élet az Aztékok Foldjén. Translation to Hungarian of my Book Handbook to Life in the Aztec World.  Budapest: Thomas Kerekes, 2008.

2008

Reflexiones sobre la Guerra entre Estados Unidos y Mexico (1846-1848). Proceedings of the Third International Symposium of Military History of Mexico(2005).  Dr. Martín González de la Vara and Gral. Clever A. Chávez Marín (Eds.). Guadalajara: Asociación Internacional de Historia Militar.

2007

Handbook to Life in the Aztec World.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.  Foreword by Dr. John M.D. Pohl, Curator of the Pre-Columbian collection of the Princeton University Museum.

2007

Reflexiones sobre la invasíon de Estados Unidos a Mexico (1846-1848). Praesidium.  Interdisciplinary Journal of the University of San Diego.  Vol. IV, 2007.

2006

The Concepts of Life and Death in Aztec Art Praesidium.  Interdisciplinary Journal of the University of San Diego.  Vol. III, 2006.

2006

The Good and Evil of Cacao in Colonial Mexico. In Chocolate in Mesoamerica.  Edited by Cameron McNeil.  Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

2006

El Concepto de la Guerra en la Cultura Maya. Proceedings of the Second International Symposium of Military History of Mexico (2003).  Gral. Clever A. Chavez Maron (Ed.).  Guadalajara: Asociacion Internacional de Historia Militar.

2006

Handbook to Life in the Ancient Aztec WorldNew York: Facts on File.  Foreword by Dr. John M.D. Pohl, Curator of the Pre-Columbian collection of the Princeton University Museum.

2006

Magical Towns of Latin America. 2006 Calendar for MASECA Corporation.  It presents a selection of picturesque and historical towns of Latin America and their traditional foods.  I was invited to write the text for this calendar and work in the design committee.

2005

We have come only to dream: Aztec Poetry and Let’s Play Ball: Ullamaliztli.  Calliope. Exploring World History. Volume 16, No. 4, December 2005.

2005

Utopía de Piedra: El Arte Tequitqui de México (Stone Utopia: The Tequitqui Art of Mexico). Guadalajara: Conexión Gráfica.  The book was presented at ITESO-Jesuit University of Guadalajara, Mexico by Dr. Salvador de Alba, vice-minister of Culture of the State of Jalisco and Professor Ignacio Castiello. November 2005.

2005
Philip Mackowiak, Vera Tiesler Blos, Manuel Aguilar, Jane Buikstra.  On the Origin of American Tuberculosis. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2005, 41:515-8.
2005

Tepeyolotl in the Cave of Chalcatzingo. Proceedings of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies Conference: 2002-2003, Vol. 20, pp.:21-34.  Edited by Irene Vasquez and Doreen O’Connor-Gomez. Los Angeles: Xlibris Corp., 2005.

2005

Manuel Aguilar, Miguel Medina Jaen, Tim Tucker and James Brady Origin Caves and Cosmology: A Man-Made Chicomoztoc Complex at Acatzingo Viejo. In In the Maw of the Earth Monster: Studies in Mesoamerican Ritual Cave Use.  Edited by Jim Brady and Keith Prufer.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005.

2004-2005

The Temple of Kinich Kak Mo in Izamal.  Praesidium.  Interdisciplinary Journal of the University of San Diego.  Vol. II, 2004-2005, pp.: 59-71.

2004

Ulama (The Survival of the Ancient Mesoamerican Ballgame). Edited by Manuel Aguilar and James E. Brady.  Estudios Jaliscienses No. 56.  Guadalajara: Colegio de Jalisco, May 2004.

2004

Filosofía y Simbolismo del Juego de Pelota Mesoamericano.  In Ulama.  Estudios Jaliscienses No. 56.  Manuel Aguilar and James E. Brady (Eds.). Guadalajara: Colegio de Jalisco. May 2004.

2003

El Venerable Juan de Palafox y Mendoza: Santo o Villano?  Praesidium.  Interdisciplinary Journal of the University of San Diego.  Vol. I, December 2003. 

2003

La Perfección del Silencio: El Panteón de Belén y el Culto a la Muerte en Mexico (The Perfection of Silence. The Cemetery of Belen and the Cult of Death in Mexico).  Guadalajara: Secretaría de Cultura de Jalisco, 2003.  Bilingual Edition. The book was released with a ceremony in the cemetery, words by the historian Enrique Florescano, the archaeologist Otto Schöndube, the anthropologist Guillermo de la Peña, the Director of Cultural Patrimony of Guadalajara Salvador de Alba, and a lecture by the author.  March 17, 2003.

2003

Notebook for the Mixtec Pictographic Writing Workshop at Texas.  Codex Nuttall: The Zapotec Dynasty of Zaachila together with an English Translation of Alfonso Caso's 1949 Study of the Mapa de Teozacoalco. Co-authored with John M.D. Pohl.  Austin: Texas Mesoamerican Meetings Editions.

2003

El Sentido de la Biblia (The Meaning of the Bible) (2nd Edition).  Mexico: Buena Prensa, 2003.  A book on interpretation of Biblical Literary Genres and History. Foreword by Dr.Luis Alonso Schoekel.

2003

The Indio Ladino as a Cultural Mediator in the Mexican Colonial SocietyEstudios de Cultura Nahuatl.  Vol 33, May 2003.  Mexico: UNAM.

2003

Etnomedicina en Mesoamérica.  Arqueología Mexicana. Vol. X, No. 59, January-February 2003 (Bilingual edition).

2002-2003

The Mesoamerican Ballgame as a portal to the Underworld.  Pre-Columbian Art Research Institute (PARI) Journal. San Francisco. Vol. III, Nos. 2 and 3, 2002-2003.

2002

The Stelae of Xochicalco and Quetzalcoatl.  Mexicon.  Vol. XXIV, No. 6, December 2002.

2002

Cultural Encounters in Mexico: Identity and Religion. Praesidium. Interdisciplinary Journal of the University of San Diego. Introductory Vol., November 2002.

2002

Semblanza del Ejército Azteca. Proceedings of the First International Symposium of Military History of Mexico (2001).  Gral. Clever A. Chavez Marín (Ed.).  Guadalajara: Asociación Internacional de Historia Militar.

2001

The Tequitqui Baroque of the State of Jalisco, Mexico Ventana Interior, Year 3, V. III, 13, September-October 2001. Mexico: National Council for Culture and Art of Mexico (CONACULTA).

2001

Documentos Coloniales Mexicanos resguardados en La Universidad de Texas en Austin. Memorias de la Benemérita Sociedad de Geografía y Estadística del Estado de Jalisco. Guadalajara.

2001

The Skeleton that Eats Maize: The Day of the Dead among the Ancient and Classic MayaPre-Columbian Art Research Institute (PARI) Journal. San Francisco. Vol.II, No.3, Summer 2001

1999

Tequitqui Art of Sixteenth Century Mexico: An Expression of Transculturation. (Doctoral Dissertation). Supervised by Dr. Karl Butzer, University of Texas at Austin. (December, 1999).

1999

El Misterio de Kinich Kak Mo en Izamal.  Guadalajara: Sociedad de Geografia y Estadistica. (See same article in 2004-2005)

1999

El Venerable Juan de Palafox y Mendoza: Santo o Villano?. Guadalajara: Sociedad de Geografia y Estadistica. (See same article in 2003)

1998
Tequitqui Art in Mexico. Guadalajara: Sociedad de Geografia y Estadistica. (See 1999 Dissertation)
1998

Translation from Spanish to English of the book El Mapa de Teozacoalco by Alfonso Caso.  Austin: Texas Mesoamerican Meetings Editions. (See Notebook for the Mixtec Pictograph Writing article in 2003)

1998

The Cult of the Dead in Mexico: Continuity of a Millenial Tradition. Austin: Mexic-Arte Museum Publications. Presentation and Book Signing in Mexic-ArteMuseum, Austin, Tex. October 31, 1998.

1997

The Olmec Humboldt Axe and the Aztec symbol Atl-Tlachinolli. In U Mut Maya, Vol.VI. Tom and Carolyn Jones (Eds.). Arcata, CA.

1997

Nahualism and Ethnomedicine in Latin America. In U Mut Maya, Vol. VI. Tom and Carolyn Jones (Eds.). Arcata, CA.

1997

El Panteón de Belén y el Culto a los Muertos en México: Una Búsqueda de lo Sobrenatural.  Architecture and History of funerary art in Guadalajara and in several regions of Mexico. Edition sponsored by the Government of the City of Guadalajara. Foreword by Lic. Efraín González Morfín, Minister of Education of the State of Jalisco.

1997

Architecture and Ideology in Sixteenth-Century MexicoReligious Power and Tequitqui Art (Master Thesis). Supervised by Dr.Linda Schele and Dr.KarlButzer, University of Texas at Austin. (See 1999 Dissertation)

1995
1994

El Sentido de la Biblia (The Meaning of the Bible) A Study of the Historiography and Literary Genres. Foreword by Dr.Luis Alonso Schoekel. Guadalajara: ITESO University Press.

1993

The Cemetery of Belén. The Sacred Land of Silence.  Guadalajara: Unidad Editorial del Estado de Jalisco.  An architectural and historical study about one of the finest buildings in Guadalajara. The book was released with a ceremony in the cemetery, words by the former Mayor of Guadalajara Don Gabriel Covarrubias, a lecture by the author and a contemporary dance show.

 


MAGAZINES

2006 Appearance in Muy Interesante Magazine from Spain, September 2006. I am quoted there by my work in the Ulama Project about the study of the survival of the pre-Columbian Ballgame in Mexico. 
2006 Participation in a T.V. program for the History Channel with the themes: "Engineering an Empire: The Aztecs." The program was produced by Jim Gaffey of KPITV of New York, and the interviews were filmed in the Anahuacalli Museum in Mexico City. May 27, 2006
2006 Appearance in Smithsonian Magazine, April 2006. I am quoted there by my work in the Ulama Project about the study of the survival of the pre-Colmbian Ballgame in Mexico. 
2004 Appearance in The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 10, 2004, in the article "Saving a Mayan Game of Sacrifice" by Marion Lloyd in the section Notes from Academe. Quoted there by my work in the Ulama Project about the study of survival of the pre-Columbian Ballgame in Mexico. December 10, 2004 
2004 Appearance in the newspaper Houston ChronicleNovember 14, 2004, in the article "Mexico's original sport faces threat of extinction" by Jo Tuckman. Quoted there by our work in the Ulama project about the study of the survival of the pre-Columbian Ballgame in Mexico. November 14, 2004. 
2004 Appearance in Abenteuer Archaeologie Magazine, May 24th-30th 2004, in the article "Take me out to the Ballgame" in the section Science and Technology. I am quoted there by my work in the Ulama Project about the study of the survival of the Pre-Columbian Ballgame in Mexico. May 2004, Germany.
2004 Appearance in The Economist Magazine, April 24th-30th 2004, in the article "Take me out to the Ballgame" in the section Science and Technology. I am quoted there by my work in the Ulama Project about the study of the survival of the pre-Columbian Ballgame in Mexico. April 2004. 
2004 Participation in a T.V. program for the History Channel with the theme "Deep Sea Detectives: Secret Underwater" The program was produced by Rocky Collins of Lone Wolf Documentary Group, and the interviews were filmed in Cal State LA. March 12, 2004. 
2003 Appearance in Archaeology Magazine, September-October 2003, in the article "Extreme Sport. Mexico's Ancient Ballgame" by Colleen Popson. I am quoted there by my work in the Ulama Project about the study of the survival of the pre-Columbian Ballgame in Mexico. Sept-Oct, 2003. 
2002 Participation in a T.V. program about "The Encounter of Two Worlds: Spaniards and Indians in the American Continent", with the noted Mexican historian José María Muriá. Channel 4, Guadalajara, Mexico. October 14, 2002. 
2002 I was quoted in the book The Science of Harry Potter: How Magic Really Works, by Roger Highfield, Viking Press, October 2002, pgs. 33-34 and 37-38. The author quotes me regarding the relationship of the Mesoamerican ballgame with the consumption of hallucinogenic substances and the links with Shamanism since 1500 B.C. This theorizes that Harry Potter's Quidditch sport was probably inspired by the Mesoamerican ballgame that had magic-religious connotations. 
2002 Appearance in Science News, V. 161, No. 20, in the article "Openings to the Underworld" by Bruce Bower. I am quoted there by my work on the findings of a man-made Chicomoztoc, the seven caves of the origin of the Nahua people. May 18, 2002. 
2001

Participation in a T.V. program for the History Channel with the theme: “A Day in the Life of a Conquistador”.  The program was produced by Dr. John Pohl of the Fowler Museum of Cultural History at UCLA.  December 13, 2001

1995 Participation in a T.V. program about "The Painting of Clemente Orozco", discussing the book "Orozco el Mito" with famous Mexican scholars like Augusto Orea Mariín (author of the book), Guillermo García Oropeza and Magdalena Gonzaález Casilla. Channel 6, Guadalajara, Mexico, 1995
1995 Participation in culture and history oriented T.V. programs about "The Shroud of Christ" and "The Monster of Loch Ness". Channel 6, Guadalajara, Mexico, 1995