Join us for a our virtual opening Keynote on Saturday, November 4 at 9:00am PST
(un)framing borders: a discussion
There are many connections between the University of Arizona and the University of Arkansas-- including past and current graduate students. Dr. Injeong Yoon-Ramirez, a former AVCE student and current University of Arkansas Endowed Assistant professor and dr. gloria j. wilson, University of Arizona, will discuss their work and answer questions on the theme of the event. This event will take place as a dialogue led by EC2022 Co-Chair Nupur Sachdeva!
Injeong Yoon-Ramirez is an Endowed Assistant Professor of Art Education and Affiliate Faculty in Gender Studies at the University of Arkansas. Her research projects are deeply interconnected with her teaching and community organizing. Academically, her work explores anti-colonial art pedagogy, which is rooted in critical race feminism and decolonial theories. Currently, she is co-editing an interdisciplinary anthology, “Transnational Feminist Arts Pedagogy for Decolonization: Critical Engagements with Arts and Activism” (Routledge, forthcoming in 2023). Her works are also published in many academic journals, including Studies in Art Education, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, International Journal of Education Through Art, and Multicultural Perspectives.
In addition to her academic work, she founded “Entretejer/Interweave Community School” in Springdale, Arkansas in collaboration with local non-profit organizations (www.interweavecommunity.com). Entretejer/Interweave is designed to offer a critical and creative learning space for working-class immigrant adults and families. Based on her works on social justice and diversity in art education, she received awards, including Arkansas Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award (2021) and Emerging Scholars by Diverse Issues in Higher Education (2018).
Learn more on her website!