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February 4, 2024
Alumna Lesley Wolff Publishes New Edited Volume on Food …

Alumna Lesley Wolff has published the new volume Nourish and Resist: Food and Feminisms in Contemporary Global Caribbean Art along with  co-editor Dr. Hannah Ryan (St. Olaf College). In this interdisciplinary and comparative volume, published by Yale University Press, scholars and artists engage with foodways through decolonial and intersectional feminist lenses. Contributors include fellow FSU Art History alumna Jennifer Baez, who wrote a chapter examining the creative practice of artist Joiri Minaya and its intersections with botanical knowledge.

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February 1, 2024
Alumna Emily Thames Publishes Essay in Journal Issue Co …

Alumna Emily Thames (PhD ’22) has published a new article, ““Made by the Son of a Black”: José Campeche as Artist and Free Person of Color in Late Eighteenth-Century Puerto Rico.” The essay, which examines the role of race in the Puerto Rican artist’s life and career, is featured in a special issue of the journal Arts, “Black Artists in the Atlantic World,” which she is co-editing with her dissertation advisor, Dr. Paul Niell.

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January 31, 2024
MCHS Forum February 22: Heritage, Tourism, and Race  …

The annual Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies Forum this year features guest speaker Dr. Antoinette T. Jackson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa and Director of the USF Heritage Research Lab. Join us on February 22nd at 3pm for a lecture and discussion with Dr. Jackson.

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January 25, 2024
January 31: Visiting Scholar Joshua Cohen Presents “A …

On January 31, the Department of Art History will inaugurate a lecture series in which visiting scholars introduce aspects of their new or forthcoming monographs. The first speaker, Joshua I. Cohen, Associate Professor of Art History at the City College of New York & CUNY Graduate Center, specializes in twentieth-century francophone West Africa, southern Africa, and connections to Europe and the United States.

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January 14, 2024
Museum Conference Offers Hands-on Learning Experiences …

In September 2023, five MCHS students accompanied visiting professor Susan Baldino on a trip to Tampa for the Florida Association of Museums annual conference. Here students describe the sessions, conversations, and events in this “amazing opportunity to network and learn more about the museum world.”

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January 6, 2024
Introducing Dr. Cindy Evans

Congratulations to Cindy Evans, who defended her dissertation “Political Playgrounds: The Effekt Group’s activist art in Postwar West Germany and Yugoslavia” under the direction of Dr. Tenley Bick in the fall of 2023. This fall Dr. Evans accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of Art & Design at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah.

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