Antiracism: Communities + Collaborations presents Indigenous Arts featuring Dr. Jolene Rickard, citizen of the Tuscarora nation, Turtle clan, an artist, curator and visual historian at Cornell University in conversation with Lisa Myers, an Associate Professor in Environmental Arts at York University (Toronto, ON).
Jolene Rickard, Ph.D. is a visual historian, artist and curator interested in the intersection of Indigenous knowledge and contemporary art, materiality, and ecocriticism with an emphasis on Hodinöhsö:ni aesthetics. She is an Associate Professor in the departments of History of Art and Art at Cornell University where she was also the former Director of the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program. Jolene is a citizen of the Tuscarora Nation and member of the Turtle Clan, Hodinöhsö:ni Confederacy.
Lisa Myers is an independent curator and artist with a keen interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. She is also Associate Professor of Environmental Arts & Justice Coordinator at York University. Her recent work involves printmaking, stop-motion animation, and performance. She is based in Port Severn and Toronto, Ontario and a member of Beausoleil First Nation. Dr. Myers is part of the Anishinabe Three Fires Confederacy.
Antiracism: Communities + Collaborations is UMD’s Center for Literary & Comparative Studies’ initiative that “features scholarship, teaching, and public engagement to reimagine boundaries, model antiracist literary and rhetorical inquiry, and foster collaborative relations across and beyond campus.”
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