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Bridging the Liberal Arts Panel Discussion
“Bridging the Liberal Arts” features scholars from the humanities, social sciences, and arts in conversation about artworks by Sherrie Levine and Edouard Duval-Carrié currently on view in the Bridges III exhibition in The Gallery at UTA. The works, generously on loan from Art Bridges Foundation, attest to myths and mythmaking in the Americas - exploring the histories, cultures, and questions our geographies, biographies, and identities both shape and by which they are shaped themselves. Panelists will address questions of history, cultural experience, identity, and how artistic reproduction of these issues can enrich and complexify such questions. Refreshments will be available for an informal discussion session in the gallery foyer immediately following the panel presentation.
Dr. August Jordan Davis, Associate Professor & Chair, Gallery Director, Department of Art & Art History
August Jordan Davis is an art historian and curator who received her PhD in Art History from the University of Liverpool, UK. Her research interests include 20th and 21st century art of North America and Western Europe, especially focused upon the convergence of art and politics, activist art, and feminist art and theory. Dr. Davis organized and will moderate the panel discussion.
Dr. Stephanie Cole, Associate Professor, Department of History
Stephanie Cole received her PhD in History in 1994 from the University of Florida. She is an associate professor of history at UTA, teaching courses in women’s history, the history of gender, race, sex and marriage, the history of work and leisure, as well as courses in historical research methods and teaching.
Dr. Ritu Gairola Khanduri, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Ritu Gairola Khanduri received her PhD in Anthropology from UT Austin in 2007. She is a cultural anthropologist and historian of India. She teaches courses in global culture, cultural anthropology, and anthropology of South Asia.
Dr. Kenneth Williford, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Philosophy & Humanities
Kenneth Williford received his PhD in Philosophy in 2003 from University of Iowa, did post-doctoral work in Cognitive Science at the Centre de Recherche en Épistémologie Appliquée at the École Polytechnique, Paris, France in 2005, and a year of graduate study in Neuroscience at the University of Iowa from 2008-2009. He works primarily in Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology, and the history of Modern Philosophy.
Dr. Beth S. Wright, Distinguished University Professor, Professor, Department of Art & Art History
Beth S. Wright received her PhD in the History of Art from the University of California at Berkeley. Her research centers on 18th and 19th century French art and its relationship to literature and historical representation. Dr. Wright served as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington from August 2003 to December 2014.