Speaker - Margo Machida

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Granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor in 2006, Margo Machida received her Ph.D. in American Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo. In 2004, she received a major grant from the Rockefeller Foundation for a Symposium on Contemporary Asian American Art, Creativity and Culture Division (2003-2005), and the School of Fine Arts New Scholar Award. She is a scholar, educator, independent curator, and cultural critic specializing in Asian American art and visual culture. Dr. Machida was Director of the Cultural Dialogue Project at the Asian / American Center, Queens College, CUNY, from 1994-96, where she developed interdisciplinary programs and humanities-based scholarship devoted to the study of Asian diasporic communities in the Americas. Prior to her appointment at UConn, she had been teaching courses on contemporary Asian and Asian American art and social issues for the A/P/A Studies Program at NYU. She most recently co-organized two exhibitions: Uncommon Traits: Re/Locating Asia for the CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, NY; and Japanese and Japanese American Contemporary Printmaking for Brandywine Workshop, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.

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Asian/American/Modern Art Artists and Scholars Panel

10.25.08 | 01:52:28 min | 0 comments