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The Committee on Diversity Practices supports the development of global perspectives on art and visual culture. The committee promotes artistic, curatorial, scholarly, and institutional practices that deepen appreciation of political and cultural heterogeneity as educational and professional values. To that end, the committee assesses and evaluates the development and implementation of curricular innovation, new research methods, curatorial and pedagogical strategies, and hiring practices that contribute to the realization of these goals.

In 2018, CAA established a Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion role on the board of directors. In the same year, the organization issued a Values Statement on Diversity and Inclusion, which unequivocally supports all individuals who work in the visual arts and defines inclusion as an evolving and collaborative process. A record number of sessions at the 2018 Annual Conference and the 2019 Annual Conference reinforced CAA’s focus on diversity and inclusion.


Julie L. McGee, University of Delaware (2019),  Chair
Mariola Alvarez, Temple University (2021)
Flora B. Anthony, Kennesaw State University (2020)
Amanda L. Bagneris, Tulane University (2021)
Audrey G. Bennett, University of Michigan, CAA Board liaison, ex officio
Christopher Bennett, University of Louisiana (2020)
Kim Blodgett, Westminster Schools (2019)
Katherine Brion, New College of Florida  (2020)
Radha Dalal, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Qatar (2019)
Nicole Dearmendi, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC (2021)  
Shannon Forrester, Royal College of Art (RCA) (2020)
Nikki A. Greene, Wellesley College (2021)
Damon McArthur, Western Illinois University, (2021)
Chika Okeke-Agulu, Princeton University, CAA Board liaison, ex officio
Eugene Rodriguez, De Anza College (2021)
Raél Jero Salley, Maryland Institute College of Art (2020)
Claudia Marion Stemberger, Duke University (2021)  
Roberto Tejada, University of Houston, CAA VP for Diversity & Inclusion, Ex officio
Daniel Tsai, Publications & Programs Administrator, CAA Staff Liaison
Alison Chang, Sponsorship and Partnership Manager, CAA Staff Liaison
Tobias Wofford, Virginia Commonwealth University (2020)    
Julia A. Sienkewicz, Roanoke  College, VP for Committees, ex officio (2019)