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

 


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

 


ARTICLES

Date Books & Articles 
2013 

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

2011

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

2010

El Rostro Humano de Hidalgo. Guadalajara: Secretara 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

Reflexiones sobre la Guerra entre Estados Unidos y Mexico (1846-1848). Proceedings of the Third International Simposium of Military History of Mexico(2005).  Dr. Martin González de la Vara and Gral. Clever A. Chávez Maron(Eds.).  Zamora: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 invasion 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 ArtPraesidium.  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 Simposium 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 World.  New 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

Utopia de Piedra: El Arte Tequitqui de Mexico (Stone Utopia: The Tequitqui Art of Mexico). Guadalajara: Conexin Grafica.  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

Filosofa y Simbolismo del Juego de Pelota MesoamericanoIn 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 Perfeccion del Silencio: El Panteon de Beln y el Culto a la Muerte en Mexico (The Perfection of Silence. The Cemetery of Beln and the Cult of Death in Mexico.)  Guadalajara: Secretaria 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 Schondube, the anthropologist Guillermo de la Pena, 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 Casos 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 Society. Estudios de Cultura Nahuatl.  Vol 33, May 2003.  Mexico: UNAM.

2003

Etnomedicina en Mesoamerica.  Arqueologia 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 ReligionPraesidium. Interdisciplinary Journal of the University of San Diego. Introductory Vol., November 2002.

2002

Semblanza del Ejercito Azteca. Proceedings of the First International Symposium of Military History of Mexico (2001).  Gral. Clever A. Chavez Maron (Ed.).  Guadalajara: Asociacoin 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 AustinMemorias de la Benemrita Sociedad de Geografa y Estadstica 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 Panten de Beln y el Culto a los Muertos in Mexico: Una Bsqueda 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. Efra�n Gonz�lez Morf�n, 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 Belen. The Sacred Land of Silence.  Guadalajara: UnidadEditorial 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.