Born in the coffee region of Colombia and raised in northern New Jersey, Diego studied art history at Rutgers. His research and writing focus on Latin American and Caribbean art, with an emphasis on the visual and material culture of the African diaspora. He is also interested in developing the emerging field of Latinx Art History on both sides of the Atlantic. Diego has curatorial experience in organizing exhibitions on modern and contemporary art. He was a Fulbright Fellow in Brazil, where he taught and conducted research at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. The first Marshall Scholar of his alma mater, he is also the first Beinecke Scholar. In the United Kingdom, Diego will study at the University of Cambridge and the University of Manchester.