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COMMITTEE ON DIVERSITY PRACTICES

DESCRIPTION

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.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS (2021–2022)

Stefanie Snider, Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University, Chair (2023)   

Lucienne Auz, Nebraska Wesleyan University (2023) 
Amanda Bagneris, Tulane University (2022) 
Anne H. Berry, Cleveland State University (2024) 
Abigail Lapin Dardashti, San Francisco State University (2024) 
Rachel Lynn de Cuba, Clemson University (2024) 
John Corso-Esquivel, Davidson College (2023) 
Maki Hajikano, York College, CUNY (2023) 
Niku Kashef, Artist, Educator, Independent Curator, CAA Board liaison, ex officio 
Ellen Mueller, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (2023)  
Erin Murphy, Artspace (2023) 
Cory Pillen, Fort Lewis College (2023) 
Nada Shabout, University of North Texas, CAA Board liaison, ex officio 
Gillian Sneed, Independent Scholar (2024)