As listed below, IDSVA students make substantial contributions to their fields of interest. These achievements are reflected in IDSVA’s average retention rate of 89% (for completing the first year and continuing on).
“Place as Time: Heterotopias in Renaissance Paintings of the Annunciation” Space and Place 6th Global Meeting, Mansfield College, Oxford University, Oxford, England, September 2015
Presented paper, "The Aevum: A Medieval Conception of Time to Feed the Soul in Modern Aesthetics" at a Roundtable at Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition Conference (PACT) 7th annual meeting, Seattle University, September 24-26, 2015, Seattle, WA
Promoted to curator of Innovation and Contemporary Culture at the Alaska Humanities Forum, 2017
Presented paper “In the Mouth of the Woolf: Intersubjective Consciousness in The Waves" at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference, Virginia Woolf & Time, Portland, OR, October 2015
Presented an interactive performance and installation piece questioning the memory and myths about the maternal; and will present the paper, “Disney Princess Culture: A Cultural Ideological State Apparatus” at The International Conference on Moving Image and Philosophy, Porto, Portugal, July 7-8, 2017
Presented paper, "Place' through a Feast of the Five Senses: A Philosophical Consideration of Robin Kahn's 2012 art project dOCUMENTA (13): 'Dining in Refugee Camps: The Art of Sahrawi Cooking.'" in the panel, "Uneasy Feasts" at Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition Conference (PACT) 7th annual meeting, Seattle University, September 24-26, 2015, Seattle, WA
Her project “Call for Reclassification/Call for Participation” (2015) was part of the group show Reclassified at Warehouse XI, Somervile, MA, June 2015
Presented paper “Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloc-Bauer: The Polyphonic Relationship of a Painting, Its Collectors, and Collections” at the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Sarasota, FL, October 2014
Chaired Christie’s Auction House, New York first Symposium “Mapping the Global Art Economy” January 2014
Chaired the session Sensory Implication and Somatic Engagement, and present the paper "Reductive Art, Refractive Information and Emergent Simplicity." at the 2017 CAA Conference, New York, NY, Feb 15-17, 2017
Presented paper “Sonic Instauration and the Contextural Subject” in the panel chaired by Mary Mazurek at the 2016 SECAC Conference, Roanoke, VA Oct 19-22, 2016
Presented “Ritual Performance and Mimesis in the Drip Paintings of Jackson Pollock”, at the Athens Institute for Education and Research, 7th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, May 29-June 1, 2017.
Received a Distinguished Scholar Award and presented the paper “Aristotle’s Consonance: The Universal and Specific in American Primitivism” at the Aristotle World Congress, Interdisciplinary Centre for Aristotle Studies, University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 25, 2016.
Presented the paper “The Problems with Assessment and Correctness” in the panel chaired by Guen Montgomery at the 2017 FATE conference (Foundational Art and Theory Association), Hosted by FATE and The Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, KC April 5-8, 2017.
Published review, “Sonja Thomsen: Glowing in Between,” in ArtPulse Magazine No. 25, Vol. 7, 2016
Presented Lordship and Bondage: The Darkness of Spiritual Blindness at Georgia State University School of Art and Design, Visual Culture Symposium: Art + Activism Across Cultures, ARTIVISM, March 25, 2016
Honored as the Department of Art Distinguished Alumna of the Year at Mississippi College, Tougaloo, MS, October 2014
Chaired the session Sound-Art and Subjectivity: Pushing the Boundaries of Art and Music, and present the paper “Noise Music: The Transduction of Abjection.” at the 2016 SECAC Conference, Roanoke, VA Oct 19-22, 2016
Featured in an interview for the upcoming publication “An Investigation into the Factors that Affect a Girl’s Choice to Study Music Technology” by Natalie Bibby-Cassidy, London, England, 2016
Co-curated the exhibition Fashioning the Women of Weeksville at the Weeksville Heritage Center) Brooklyn NY (June-September 2017)
Presented a paper on the topic of “The Madras Aesthetic: Resisting & Re-Interpreting Through The Cloth” in the conference Fashioning the Black Body in Bondage and Freedom, Weeksville Heritage Center Brooklyn NY (March 2017), within the panel Identifying & Self Fashioning in Slavery.
Presented paper, “Pipilotti Rist’s I’m a Victim of This Song: The Rupture of Masculine (Swiss) Neutrality,” at The Sixth Global Conference on Space and Place of Mansfield College, Oxford University, Oxford University, United Kingdom, September 3-5, 2015
Presented paper "The Intimacy of Knowledge: Radical Sexuality and the Epistēmē", The 12th Annual Meeting of The Comparative & Continental Philosophy Circle, Arizona State University, March 30-April 1, 2017
Presented paper “Thee Sublime: Orgasm as Poetic Resistance in the Works of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth” in the panel chaired by Jennifer Rissler at the 2016 SECAC Conference, Roanoke, VA Oct 19-22, 2016
Presented paper "Impossible Aesthetics: Abstraction and Nothingness in the Ceramic Work of Peter Voulkos", The 12th Annual Meeting of The Comparative & Continental Philosophy Circle, Arizona State University, March 30-April 1, 2017
Presented paper"Participatory Development, Travel and Community Engagement as an Aesthetic Foundation", Beyond the Core FATE 2017, Kansas City Art Institute, April 6-8th, 2017
Lecture on Cultivation between the violence of the life force and the art creativity. World Phenomenology Institute: the 65th Congress of Phenomenology, Macerata, Polo Pantaleoni, Via Armaroli. The University of Macerata, Italy. November 9-11, 2016
Lecture on "Representations of Identity through the Paradox of Violence" at the Fifth Euroacademia Forum of Critical Studies. Lucca, Italy. November 11-12, 2016
Presented paper, "Media Arts Education as an Open Field of Educational Practices" in the panel: "Art and Indeterminacy: Tactical Ambiguity in the Era of Standardized Testing" at Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), October 21-24, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA
Presented paper "Emptiness the Womb of Compassion: Artistic Voids as the Space of Becoming", The 12th Annual Meeting of The Comparative & Continental Philosophy Circle, Arizona State University, March 30-April 1, 2017
Invited to lecture on contemporary Chinese Art at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA, November 2016