Dr. Kristin Dowell will participate in the virtual Building an Engaged Art History symposium hosted by Case Western Reserve and Indiana University, April 22—23, 2021. Dr. Dowell is one of just 40 scholars selected to join the conference, which will center on public scholarship, civic engagement, and community-based practices in the study and teaching of art history and visual culture. Experienced scholars in the public humanities will share their perspectives on the methods, ethics, and value of engaged approaches. Through a series of facilitated conversations, participants will reflect on their own engaged work and create a plan for making engaged art history more robust and more feasible in institutions and communities.
Dr. Dowell has also received a Committee on Faculty Research Support (COFRS) grant from the FSU Office of Research for the summer of 2021 to support research on her book project, Digital Sutures: Family & Cultural Memory in Indigenous Women’s Films in Canada, and she has been awarded sabbatical for the spring of 2022.