BA, Religion (Honours), Art History
Faculty of Arts and Science
Sáenz’s research examines the role of male saints and their iconography in the religious and sexual colonization of Latin America.
His writing and curatorial projects centre on the relationship between art, religion and sexuality in both historical and contemporary contexts.
3 keys to a good education
- A balance between interdisciplinary breadth and disciplinary depth.
- Understanding the importance of self-sacrifice and the meaning of setting goals.
- A good education is one that reaches beyond the classroom walls. If you can, get involved in your community. It will not only give you an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone, but will also teach you many things that you would not learn in class.
2 lessons learned at Concordia
- Never underestimate the importance of self-care. There is nothing wrong with taking a break once in a while and treating yourself!
- Always keep in mind how much you can learn from classmates and colleagues — try to be collegial, respectful and open to criticism.
1 piece of advice for graduates
- Failure is a possibility, a very real one. It is not nice, but it’s the state-of-affairs. There is no need to panic, however. As Alain de Botton writes, ‘We suffer, therefore we think.’
Next great goal
- After a summer-long break from all things academic, I will be working on my MA in Art History at Concordia, under the supervision of Steven Stowell, with the intention of pursuing a PhD later on.