Aparicio Morales, Tania (ta2727)

Tania Aparicio Morales

Lecturer - Arts Administration (ARAD)
Program Director

Office Location:

525 West 120th St

Faculty Expertise:

Educational Background

2022 Ph.D., Sociology, New School for Social Research (NSSR)

2014 M.A., Sociology, NSSR

2010 B.A. with Honors, Liberal Arts, Major in Film Production, The New School 

2003-08 Partial B.A. Studies, Communications, University of Lima

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Aparicio is an interdisciplinary sociologist, cultural worker, and videomaker. As a qualitative sociologist, she studies the production of art and culture, and how different forms of inequality are experienced in organizational settings, with particular attention to class, gender, and ethnoracial relations.

Dr. Aparicio’s current book project investigates the institutional practices of large art organizations that specialize in film curatorship: The MoMA film department and Mexico’s Cineteca Nacional. Using archival and ethnographic data she examines how strategic missions shape how film curatorship is produced and their implications in terms of “diversity” and labor practices. Her next research project interrogates the art market in the US and its borderlands through an Indigenous epistemology lens.

Her work has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the Fulbright Program, the Janey Program in Latin American Studies, among others.

Beyond her academic work, she uses qualitative research as a form of knowledge-production to support the work of artists and cultural workers around the world in organizations such as Photographer’s Green Book, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, Federation of International Film Archives, and Metris Arts.

Selected Publications

2023 Skaggs, R. and T. Aparicio. “Workers and Work in the Arts: Definitional Challenges and Approaches to Collective Action among Arts and Creative Workers.” Work and Occupations. Online first.

2022 Aparicio, T. “In the Dark: The Micro-Organizational Framework to Sustain Film as Art in the Museum of Modern Art.Poetics 92: 101621.

2022 Aparicio Morales, T. “Archivo Vivo, The Politics of Etcétera’s Archive.” Pp: 22-25 in Etcétera Neo-Extra-Activism, Protocols for Buen Vivir, edited by Re’al Christian. New York, NY: The Vera List Center for Arts and Politics and Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center.

2021 van Dalen, J., N. Šičarov, T. Aparicio and K. Gracy. “How-To: Sharing Knowledge Among Generations of Archivists.” Journal of Film Preservation  105: 13-22.

2019 Aparicio, T. “Convolute H: The Collector. Aeropuerto, Disenchantment, Dialectical Rescue.” New Writing. Special Edition Convoluting the Dialectical Image 16(4): 444-448. https://doi.org/10.1080/14790726.2019.1570277

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