Newsletter Issue:
Fall 2019

Professional News Fall 2019

IDSVA Students & Alumni

PhD Candidate, Nancy W. Bookhart, with Dr. David Driskell, at the Conference of the Harlem Renaissance. October, 2019 at Paine College, GA
PhD Candidate, Nancy W. Bookhart, with Dr. David Driskell, at the Conference of the Harlem Renaissance. October, 2019 at Paine College, GA

Kathe Hicks Albrecht, Alumna 2017

          Appointed to the National Council on the Humanities in August 2019

H.C Arnold, Alumnus 2016

          Paper at SECAC: "Riverside Transforming Traffic: Michael Brewster's Local Pickup, and How Noise Was Turned into Sculpture"

Nandita Baxi-Sheth, Cohort ’19

          Co-Chair of Workshop at A2RU: "Stay in You Lane: Affect Theory as Method for Transdisciplinary Research."

Nancy Bookhart, PhD Candidate

          Appointed: Interim Chair, Department of Humanities, Paine College, Augusta, GA.

          Conference Chair: Conference on the Harlem Renaissance, 2019. Keynote Scholar David C. Driskell

          Townhall: The Black Male Agenda: Art, Politics and the Future Image of Race

          Curated the exhibition: “David Driskell: Artist and Scholar of the African American Experience” at the Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA

Leonie Bradbury, Alumna 2018

          Named the Foster Chair in Contemporary Art Theory and Practice and Distinguished Curator-in-Residence at Emerson College in Boston, MA.

Ana Ferndandez, Cohort ’17

         Paper at UAAC: "Voyage Through the River in the House of Plants"

Jason Hoelscher, Alumnus 2018

         Co-Chair of Panel at SECAC: Art / Data / Information

         Paper at SECAC: "Art, Information, and the Aesthetic Singularity"

Jocelyn Holmes, Cohort ’18

         Paper at SECAC: “Absence as Presence: Redefining Cultural Narrative”

Mary Mazurek, PhD Candidate

         Chair of Panel at SECAC: Can Noise Be Beautiful? Paper: “Noise in Art and Music through Burke's Empiricism”

         Appointed adjunct teaching position at DePaul University teaching Sound Recording Technology in the music school

Natalya Mills-Mayrena, Cohort ’16

         Curated the exhibition”Dr. Faramu Pecou: Memory” at the Weeksville Heritage Center Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Jonathan Morgan, PhD Candidate

         Paper at SECAC: “The Silent Space of the Vacuum.”

Sheila Neal, Cohort ’15

         Appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and New Media at SUNY Potsdam.

Michelle Perkins, PhD Candidate

         Paper at the Black Portraitures V: Memory and the Archive Past. Present. Future at NYU: “Erzulie and Proud Mary’s: Mary Turner and Mary Thomas.”

         Paper at Kosanba: The Scholarly Association for the Study of Haitian Vodou Colloquium at Duke University: “The Conjuring Visual Intermediaries: African-Derived          Spiritual Practices In Visual Art”

Yon Tande, Alumnus 2019

         Appointed Assistant Professor of Dance at Temple University, Boyer College of Music and Dance, with a focus on Africanist Perspectives in Contemporary Dance          Practices.

Lisa Williamson, PhD Candidate

          Co-Chair of Panel at SECAC: Art / Data / Information. Paper: “You May Also Like: Liberating the Audience from the Parasitic Pixel.”

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