Amy Buono specializes in the visual culture of early modern Latin America and the Atlantic world. Buono received her M.A. and Ph.D. From the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her B.A. from the University of New Mexico. Her research interests include colonial Brazil, the Amazon, the interconnections between early modern visual cultural and natural history, cultural performance, post-colonial theory, and the socio-politics and theory of museums. Her current book projects include Feather Techné: Tupinambá Interculture in Early Modern Brazil and Europe, and a critical edition and translation of the Coleção de varias receitas de segredos particulares (1766) (Collection of various recipes of unique secrets), an illustrated Jesuit medicinal book and botanical from missions in Brazil, Goa, and Macau. She is also contributing to a collaborative book of essays, Art and its Histories in Brazil, the first bi-lingual text on Brazilian art history from the ancient world to the present, to be published in 2014 by the Getty Research Institute. She has published articles on Jean-Baptiste Debret, Tupinambá featherwork, indigenous Brazilian color technologies, and the art and environment of civic space in sixteenth-century Rouen. Buono’s awards include fellowships from Fulbright, Fulbright-Hays, the Social Sciences Research Council, the Center for the Advanced Study of the Visual Arts, the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies in Ascona, the John Carter Brown Library, and the Getty Research Institute.
EducationPh.D. UC Santa Barbara