Death and Afterlife in the Early Modern Hispanic World
Hispanic Issues On Line (HIOL): Volume 07 (Fall 2010): Death & the Afterlife in the Early Modern Hispanic World 
Editors: John Beusterien, Constance Cortez
The book is a collection of essays based on a conference hosted by Texas Tech University in October of 2008 and organized by EMIT, the Early Modern Images and Texts Association. The book takes a cultural studies approach to death in art and literature from the early modern Hispanic world.
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles
Associate Professor of Chicana/o Art History and Post Contact Art of Mexico
Dr. Cortez teaches courses in Modern and Contemporary Art as well as in Colonial Art of Mexico. She publishes in two fields: Contemporary Chicano/a Art and Post-Contact Art of Mexico. Her three most recent volumes include: Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert "Magu" Luján, co-edited with Hal Glicksman (University Art Galleries, University of California, Irvine/DelMonico Books•Prestel, Munich, London, New York, 2017); Carmen Lomas Garza (Los Angeles and Minneapolis: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and the University of Minnesota Press, 2010), for which she was awarded first place in the category of Best Arts Book (English) at the 2011 International Latino Book Awards; and Death & the Afterlife in the Early Modern Hispanic World co-edited with John Beusterien (Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2010, Hispanic Issues Online).