July 2021: Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

A piece of art with words like loneliness and grief written on a pink background with lines drawn connecting the words
An image from Assistant Professor Anna Martine Whitehead's project "FORCE! an opera in three acts"

Assistant Professor, Adj. Joseph Altshuler’s op-ed, “The Thompson Center: a retrospective from the future,” was published in the Chicago Tribune.

Lecturer Gregory Bae curated Buddy’s first in-person exhibition for the Art 4 Sale series. This project will be open through July 11 at the Chicago Cultural Center. 

Professor Linda Keane gave a talk for the American Society of Acoustics titled “Sound Walking Chicago Waterways.”

Lecturer Dr. Arshiya Mansoor Lokhandwala curated Given Time: The Gift and Its Offerings at Aicon Contemporary, featuring work by Associate Professor Shaurya Kumar.

Assistant Professor Eva Marxen published a co-authored paper titled “Researching with the Artistic and Poetic Dispositifs” in the journal Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies. She also gave an online presentation for Gallery Metropolitana, Santiago de Chile with Assistant Professor, Adj. Josh Rios and the Center of Photography Geneva, and a keynote with Grefart titled “Decolonizing Research in Art Therapy.” Finally, she was invited to be a part of the Museum of Solidarity Salvador Allende’s new network of researchers. 

Associate Professor Adelheid Mers is a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in the category New Performance Forms.

Associate Professor, Adj. Olivia Petrides was awarded a 2021 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award.

Assistant Director of Facility Services Michael Pollard was spotlighted in Panhandler Magazine and his work was exhibited in the windows of Chicago’s Free Range Gallery throughout June. 

Lecturer Matilda Stubbs published an article titled “Slimefulness as Self-Care” in Anthropology News. 

Assistant Professor Anna Martine Whitehead is the recipient of a 2021 MAP Fund, which grants $20,000 in project development funds and $5,000 in general operating funds to advance recipients’ bold ideas.