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Judith L. Huacuja


Judith L. Huacuja is a Chicana scholar researching Chicano, Latino and Latin American art activism in the Americas.  With a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2000), she holds a tenure-track Assistant Professorship of Contemporary and Latin American Art History at the University of Dayton.  Ms. Huacuja teaches and researches across the disciplines of ethnic studies, women’s studies and visual culture.  Publications include “Chicana Community and Cultural Praxis,” in Culture and Society in Dialogue: Chicana Literary and Artistic Expressions, Maria Herrera-Sobek, editor, Santa Barbara: U of California Press, 2000; "Yolanda Lopez, Print Media Artist," and “Amalia Mesa-Bains, Multi-media Installation Artist" both in St. James Guide to Hispanic Artists: Profiles of Latino and Latin American Artists, Farmington Hills, MI: St. James Press, 2002; and “Borderlands Critical Subjectivity in Recent Chicana Art,” in Frontiers: Journal of Women’s Studies, University of Nebraska Press, under contract, forthcoming 2003. Recent curatorial projects include “Three Generations of Chicana Art,” exhibition of paintings, prints, video and installation work, University of Dayton Rike Gallery, 2002.

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