Hickey Facilitates Workshop for Anti-Racism in Art School Colloquium

Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies Amber Hickey will facilitate a workshop for the forthcoming Anti-Racism in Art School Colloquium at Portland State School of Art & Design. The workshop, “Decolonizing the Art History Classroom,” provides educators and students with decolonial strategies that they may implement in their own classrooms, arts practices, and research.

Hickey Contributes Chapters to Two Different Volumes

Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies Amber Hickey contributed a chapter to the recently published Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Climate Change (eds. TJ Demos, Subhankar Banerjee, and Emily Eliza Scott). The chapter, titled “Remembering the Land: Art, Direct Action, and the Denial of Extractive Realities on Bougainville,” mobilizes the work of Bougainvillean artist...

Hickey Q&A with Photographer Owunna in Aperture

Amber Hickey, faculty fellow in American studies, conducted an interview with the photographer Mikael Owunna for the magazine Aperture. Hickey and her co-interviewer Anney Traymany “spoke to Owunna about the gravity of this series, and how it might be mobilized as a speculative tool of creative resistance. Although most of this conversation was conducted prior...

New Book by Lisle on Modern Coliseums and American Culture

Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies Ben Lisle has a new book out: Modern Coliseum Stadiums and American Culture (UPenn Press, 2017). The book “tracks changes in stadium design and culture since World War II” and shows that “stadiums have taken many shapes and served different purposes throughout the history of American sports culture.”