Texas Tech University

Klinton Burgio-Ericson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Art History of the Americas

Ph.D. in Art History from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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Klinton Burgio-Ericson

Klinton Burgio-Ericson is an art historian and interdisciplinary artist, with an interest in how people encounter one another and negotiate cultural differences through their material worlds. With a doctorate in Latin American Art History (2018) from UNC-Chapel Hill, he has been a Peter Buck Fellow at Smithsonian Institution (2013-2016), a Tyson Scholar in American Art at Crystal Bridges Museum (2016), and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow in Latinx Studies at the School for Advanced Research (2021).

Dr. Burgio-Ericson seeks to recover diverse artistic agencies of Indigenous and Spanish people amidst colonial encounters in the Spanish Borderlands, and to better understand the long-term ramifications to anthropology, museum practices, and contemporary Native art. His current book focuses on Spanish mission among ancestral Zuni Indian towns in seventeenth century New Mexico. He continues to work with Zuni Pueblo, and collaborates with other descendent communities and individuals, partnerships that lead to more accurate, culturally sensitive, and relevant research.