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This panel will discuss experiences in academia and the professional art world that are tied to intersectional identities. Diversity includes differences in ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, physical abilities, and more. These experiences include resources for opportunities (such as jobs, residencies, visiting professorships, exhibition opportunities, graduate programs, etc), how printmaking can address inter-sectional identities, teaching/learning in diverse and homogeneous communities, and how to cope with and triumph over feeling disenfranchised. The panel would end with an examination of the benefits and shortcomings of “diversity initiatives” and recommendations on how to improve these.
Four individuals at multiple levels in academia will present a collaborative powerpoint, in which they each address the issues listed above from their own vantage point. This presentation will last approximately 30-40 minutes, after which the moderator will open to questions from the floor.
Thuong Tran, Undergraduate Student at Emporia State University
Brett Taylor, Graduate Student at The Ohio State University
Javier Flores, Affiliate Professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver
Jill Ho-You, Assistant Professor, Alberta University of the Arts