About the Author

Diana C. Rose

E-Mail: dianarose@gmail.com

Diana C. Rose received a doctoral degree in Visual Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2017. Her dissertation, Living Time: Ancient Maya Time, Embodiment and Memory, investigates how Ancient Maya elites embodied deities and collapsed temporal distance, coalescing the past and the present in ceremonies of renewal.

Rose also conducts research in Maya communities in Chiapas, Mexico to explore how these ancient philosophies of time connect to current Maya practices. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including a Mellon Foundation-IGHERT Fellowship on Indigeneity in an Expanded Field and a UC Mexus Dissertation Research Award, and has presented her research at various conferences including the College Art Association Annual Conference.

Contributions by Author: Diana C. Rose

Indigenous Decolonization of Western Notions of Time and History through Literary and Visual Arts

Various forms of injustice and oppression against indigenous peoples throughout modern history have been intrinsically connected to Western modernity and its conceptualization of time as linear, progressive, and universal. Yet the (post)Enlightenment era has made strikingly apparent that time is not only an aspect of nature, but a social construct, too. The Enlightenment philosophy of the eighteenth century shaped a particular notion of modernity that caused a radical split between the past (‘tradition’) and the present/future (‘modern’). […]