Gabriel Reed, PhD Candidate
Paper: "(Re)Thinking Ceramics in the West: The Elemental Imagination of California Clay Culture in Peter Voulkos' Mudworks"
Jennifer Rissler, PhD Candidate
Paper: "California Dreamin'? Post-Studio as Modernity's Missing (Interventionist) Archive"
Angelalynn Dunlop, PhD Candidate
Paper: "Becoming Rock: How the Rock-Climbing Community Articulates new Forms of Thinking through Body and Geology"
Jeff Siemers, PhD Candidate
Chairing Session:"Walking, Hiking, and Climbing in the West"
Keren Moscovitch, PhD Candidate
Paper: "Queering the Pacific: Postcolonial Intimacy in Joseph Maida's 'Hula Kahiko Kane'"
Christopher Yates, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Art Theory
Paper: "Sehnsucht and its Irreducible Remainder in Wallace Stegner's West"