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IDSVA Student & Alumni Spring Professional News

CAA Conference:

Shana Dumont Garr (Cohort ’22) will present the paper “Tree as Monument: Does Maya Lin's Ghost Forest Cultivate Hope as a Means of Coping with the Climate Catastrophe?” for the panel Learning from Trees: Artists and Climate Solutions.

Dr. Mary Mazurek (PhD, 2022) will chair the session The Power and the Politics of Sound and present the paper “The Power and Politics of Sound." 

Dr. Keren Moscovitch (PhD, 2020) is chairing the session How do feminist artists care? and will also be presenting her art practice at the Services for Artists Committee panel Artists Within the CAA.

Dr. Jessica M. Rodríguez-Colón (PhD, 2022) Will present the paper “Aesthetics of Care through the Queering of Death in Recent PuertoRican Cinema” for the panel How do feminist artists care?

Dr. Rodríguez-Colón has been appointed to CAA's Committee on Women in the Arts for a three-year term starting this February.  

Dr. Sandra Stephens (PhD, 2022) and Kelly Gawel (PhD, The New School) will present the paper: “Intimate Reclamations: Aesthetic Practices of Care” for the panel How do feminist artists care?


Other conferences / events:

Alicia Campos (Cohort ’22) will present the paper “A Pink Soul: the Ultimate Freedom of a ‘Pseudo-Mulier’” for the panel Immigrant, Queer, Mother, Other: Women Write and Paint the World at the NeMLA’s 55th Annual Convention, Boston, MA, March 8, 2024. She will also present the paper: “Women Cultural Agents and the Extermination of the Beguines, the Caring Mothers” for the panel Threads of Connection;Sorry/Not Sorry at MoM Annual Academic and Arts Conference, Saint Petersburg, Florida, March 24, 2024. 

Furthermore, Alicia Campos is the art curator, and organizer of the Collective Art Exhibition: 100 Women Artists in Art History,as a tribute to neglected, ignored and overlooked women artists in Art History,with the participation of 100 contemporary women artists. Centre Gallery,University of South Florida, Tampa, March 22, 2024. 

Dr. Jessica M. Rodríguez-Colón (PhD, 2022) will present the paper “Danza Cimarrona (Marronage Dance): healing the soul from colonial trauma” at the Twelfth East-West Philosophers’ Conference in Honolulu,Hawai’i, May 24-31, 2024.

Lucas Alan Dietsche (Cohort ’23) is the chair of the 10th Annual Transformative Justice and Abolition Criminology Conference via zoom on February 9, 2024.  The conference is public, free, and will be recorded. Dietsche has presented on such topics as zines, poetic inquiry criminology, and thanos aesthetics in a criminology setting. 

Jill Alexandria DiPippo (Cohort ’22) will present the paper “Prescriptive reality as a foundation of descriptive abstractions: a multidisciplinary approach to the process of creation” at the Manipal International Symposium on Design (MiSD), School of design and Architecture in Dubai on February 15, 2024.

Beth Anne Martin (Cohort ’23) will present her solo exhibition: Leto: Echos of Ephemera at the Barbagelata Contemporary Art Foundation Online Gallery currently on exhibit through February 15th 2024.

Marvin Milián (PhD candidate, Cohort ’20) will present the paper “Unmasking Identity: Exploring the Philosophical and Cultural Implications of Aztec Masks in Chicano Street Culture” for the panel Realize Our True Potential at the Skyline College's 2nd Annual RIDE Conference in San Bruno, California, Friday, April 26th, 2024.

Alaina Plowdrey Forehand (PhD candidate, Cohort ’17) presented the paper "The Environmental and Ecological Embodiment of Blue in the Paintings of Aleah Chapin” at the Southern Humanities Council conference in Savannah, Georgia, February 3rd, 2024.

Lexygius Sanchez Calip (Cohort ’23) will present his works in the exhibition In Flux: Recalibrating the Unknown at the Museum of Northern California Art, Chico from March 21 thru May 14,2024. He will be represented at the Art Fair Philippines 2024, by Avellana Art Gallery at The Link, Ayala Center, Makati City, Philippines from February 16 through 18, 2024.

Dr. Sandra Stephens (PhD, 2022), Kelly Gawel (PhD, The New School), and Ciclón Olivares (Pratt Institute) will virtually present: “Counter-normative Kinship as Jouissance: Celebrating Co-Created Decolonial Space” for the conference Feminist Making, Doing, & Sensing at philoSOPHIA in Southern Alberta, Canada, March 16, 2024.

Tory Schendel-Vyvoda (Cohort ’23) will present the paper “Optics and Visio Dei: Interpretations of Female Mystic Art” at the 99th Medieval Academy of America conference at Notre Dame University, South Bend,Indiana, on March 14-16, 2024, and will be a round table participant for the sessions Building and Growing Medieval Studies: Creating Communities of Passion Beyond the Classroom, Digital Humanities without a Budget, and Maken vertu of necessitee: Teaching Medieval and What Else? at the 59th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, on May 9-11, 2024.

Her artwork “Line Drawing” is on display at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana until March 1, 2024, and “The Metamorphosis of the Child” will be on display at The Studio Alchemy Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana,on April 5, 2024.

Dr. Maria Patricia Tinajero  (PhD, 2023) presented the paper “Exploring Eco-Materialism as Translation in Vegetal Aesthetics within the Plant Contingent Collective” for the panel: Art of Ecology and Beauty of Nature at the Sixteenth Annual Meeting of The Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá,Colombia May 24–27, 2023. She received a grant from Collective Future Fund: New Projects for “Soil Culture Project” in collaboration with Julie Poitras Santos.An interview with George Smith by Kate Farrington and María Patricia Tinajero(29 October 2023, Portland, Maine) was published by the Journal of the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition, Vol. 5, 2023

Dr. Tinajero will present the paper: “Living with the Toxic:An Inquiry Regenerative Aesthetics (The Susanitas and the Transformative Practice of the Minga)” for the conference Aesthetics in Times of Turmoil at King’s University College in London, ON. March 22-23, 2024.

Lisa C. Tremaine (Cohort ’21) will present the paper “Dis-placement through the lens of Adrian Piper’s ‘Everything’ Series” at the annual Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture Conference being held at Brown University April 4-6, 2024.

Monica von Brecht (Cohort ’21) will present the paper “Expressions of Trauma and Healing Amid Recurring Warfare” at the East-West Philosophers’ Conference in Honolulu, Hawa'ii, May 24-31, 2024. and will present the paper “Dao of AI” at the Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle, June 4-7, 2024, at Hawai'i Volcano National Park. 

Jessica A. Wagner (Cohort ’21) will present the paper “Reclaiming Endings: Beginnings Through Explosions” at the 7th World Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (SHCONF) in Munich, Germany, May 25, 2024.

Dr. Lisa M. Williamson (PhD,2022), in collaboration with Chicano artist Richard Lou, is currently exhibiting pages from the graphic novel “Embustero” at Clemson University until March 8th, and for the upcoming show at Art Gallery: Richard Lou Exhibition at Union University from April 23-May 28, 2024. Embustero isa series of Lou's (Border Door) family's immigration stories as passed down to him by his parents, accompanied by Williamson's ink illustrations. 

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