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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, Chair, Kendall College of Art & Design, Ferris State University (2023)

Lucienne Auz, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln (2023)
Amanda L. Bagneris, Tulane University (2022)
Audrey G. Bennett, University of Michigan, CAA Board liaison, ex officio (2022)
Anne H. Berry, Associate Professor, Graphic Design, Cleveland State University (2024)
Abigail Lapin Dardashti, San Francisco State University (2024)
Rachel Lynn de Cuba, Department of Visual Arts, Clemson University (2024)
John Corso Esquivel, Oakland University, Rochester, MI (2023)
Maki Hajikano, York College, City University of New York, Queens, NY (2023)
Kate Mondloch, University of Oregon (2022)
Ellen Mueller, Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD), Minneapolis, MN (2023)
Erin Murphy, Artpace, San Antonio, TX (2023)
Cory Pillen, Fort Lewis College, Fort Rango, CO (2023)
Gillian Sneed, Independent Scholar, Research (2024)
Daniel Tsai, Publications & Programs Administrator, CAA Staff Liaison