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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.


Mariola Alvarez, Temple University, Chair (2021)

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)
Alison Chang, Sponsorship and Partnership Manager, CAA Staff Liaison
Nicole Dearmendi, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC (2021)  
John Corso Esquivel, Oakland University, Rochester, MI (2023)
Nikki A. Greene, Wellesley College (2021)
Maki Hajikano, York College, City University of New York, Queens, NY (2023)
Damon McArthur, Western Illinois University, (2021)
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)
Stefanie Snider, Kendall College of Art & Design (2021)
Claudia Marion Stemberger, Independent Scholar, South AFrica and Austria (2021)  
Daniel Tsai, Publications & Programs Administrator, CAA Staff Liaison
Julia A. Sienkewicz, Roanoke  College, VP for Committees, ex officio (2021)