Where’s the Feminism in Art Education? Pandemic Perceptual Shifts

Includes a Live Event on 10/07/2020 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Where’s the Feminism in Art Education? Pandemic Perceptual Shifts

Wednesday, October 7 | 7-8pm ET  
FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members

In search of what from the past is relevant today, three feminist principles—decentering norms, centering difference, and distributing leadership—are guideposts for art teachers who strive to enact feminist living curricula and feminist pedagogies of lived experience. Decentering norms is to challenge marginalization, discrimination, and oppression that persist into the 21st century with strategies that expose intersectional injustices through the sharing of lived experiences of those whose life experiences differ from one’s own. Centering difference is to value experiential knowledge and critical reflexivity. Distributed leadership empowers culturally responsive approaches to curriculum and (re)builds democratic participation. Youth-generated practices of these three feminist principles can teach art educators how to engage a community of learners in civic participation in which art is a necessary platform to foster social justice.

Karen Keifer-Boyd

Karen Keifer-Boyd, PhD; Professor of Art Education and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Pennsylvania State University

Karen Keifer-Boyd is a professor of art education and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at The Pennsylvania State University. She has coauthored several books: Including Difference (NAEA, 2013); InCITE, InSIGHT, InSITE (NAEA, 2008); Engaging Visual Culture (Davis, 2007); coedited Real-World Readings in Art Education: Things Your Professors Never Told You (Falmer, 2000); and has written numerous journal publications. Her research on feminist pedagogy, inclusion, disability justice, transdisciplinary creativity, cyberart activism, transcultural dialogue, and social justice arts-based research has been translated and published in Austria, Brazil, China, Columbia, Finland, Oman, and South Korea. Cofounder and editor of Visual Culture & Gender, Keifer-Boyd has received Fulbright Awards (2012 Distinguished Chair in Gender Studies at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria; and Finland, 2006) and residencies (Austria, 2009; Uganda, 2010); and several NAEA awards—including the Eisner Lifetime Achievement Award, June King McFee Award, and Distinguished Fellow.

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