Program Schedule

The conference will be held in person, as well as online via Zoom webinar, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. To join via Zoom, please click this link.


9:20-9:30 OPENING REMARKS Jason Weems, Associate Professor, History of Art

9:30-10:50 PANEL ONE Emotional Locations, Moderated by Associate Professor Jeanette Kohl

Yessica Porras, University of California, Berkeley “The High Choir of Santa Clara la Real: A Liminal Space of Devotional Love, Everyday Life, and Enclosure.”

Grace Kuipers, University of California, Berkley “Martyrdom, Maya Cosmologies and the Ecological Perception of Death in Diego Rivera’s Song of the Earth”

Sophie Durbin, University of the Highlands and Islands “After Birth, Afterlife: Reimagining Maternal Mortality at Westness, Rousay, Orkney” 10:50-11:00 BREAK 11:00-12:20

PANEL TWO Situational Violence, Moderated by Professor Johannes Endres

Evelyn Char, University of California, Santa Cruz “Love and Death of the Miao peoples in the Miao Albums and the Battle Copper Prints”

Nitara Tigre, California State University, Long Beach “The Visceral Witness: Coercive Affect in Teresa Margolles’ Abject Installations”

Wenshu Wang, University of Chicago “Disaster and Salvation: Reconsidering the Genre of Liumintu in Chinese Visual History”

12:20-1:30 LUNCH

1:30-2:30 KEYNOTE Dr. C. Ondine Chavoya, Professor of Art History and Latinx Studies, Williams College

Introduction: Jesse Rocha (Conference Coordinator)

2:30-2:40 BREAK

2:40-3:10 Linda Montano, “Mitchell’s Death” Screening

Introduction: Sarah Grace Faulk (Conference Coordinator)

3:10-4:30 PANEL THREE Alternative Practices, Moderated by Associate Professor Susan Laxton

April Riddle, Ohio State University “Meet Me in Hell: Entropy8Zuper!’s Telematic Touch”

Khushmi Mehta, The Graduate Center, CUNY “Eternal Love: Madhavanala and Kamakandala”

Hailey Kobrin, York University “Dinner and a Show: Food as a System of Affect”

4:30-4:35 CLOSING REMARKS Johannes Endres, Professor, History of Art

Please join us after the conference at the BA Graduation Show Opening Reception!