Seminar for Research in Art Education (SRAE) Column: Feb/Mar 2022

NAEA News Feb/Mar 2022

The columns for this issue of NAEA News were written prior to the 2022 National Convention. As such, you may find information about Convention sessions and references to past occurrences in the future tense.

Looking Ahead to the 2022 Convention

SRAE is looking forward to the amazing sessions that will take place in New York City this year! As an Interest Group, our goal is to make room for a wide variety of research voices at the NAEA National Convention. In particular, SRAE seeks to support the voices of emerging researchers, such as those in graduate school. Conference sessions will highlight the work of both established and emerging scholars through peer-reviewed as well as standing sessions. Below is a preview of some of the standing sessions you can expect at this year’s convention:

SRAE Business Meeting: Networking and Research Advice for Graduate Students
Open to everyone! This is the 2nd year for our newly revised SRAE business meeting that focuses on graduate student research, mentoring, and networking. As part of the new focus, the officers have invited esteemed scholar Michelle Bae-Dimitriadis—assistant professor of art education; women’s, gender, and sexuality studies; and Asian studies at The Pennsylvania State University—to serve as a faculty mentor for the session. After a brief presentation by the faculty mentor, participants will be invited to engage in research-related discussions. The session will end with pertinent business items by the SRAE officers.

The Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers Session
This session features the latest scholarly and creative research by doctoral students in the field of art education who are currently pursuing doctoral degrees at academic institutions in the United States and Canada.

The Elliot Eisner Doctoral Research in Art Education Dissertation Award Session
This session is sponsored by SRAE and Visual Arts Research, with an aim toward recognizing and supporting doctoral research in art education. During the session, the 2022 awardee(s) will be recognized, and the award winner will give a presentation of their work.

SRAE Chairperson’s Salon: Graduate Student Research Lightning Talks
This year’s Chairperson’s Salon will focus on graduate student research and networking. The session will consist of graduate student lightning talks where each presenter will share nine slides in a 3-minute format. This format will allow the audience to learn about various research projects happening at graduate institutions. Lisa LaJevic (SRAE Chair) and Ilayda Altuntas Nott (SRAE Secretary) will facilitate the session.

Then and Now: The Borderlands of Art, Media, and Curating *(SRAE Chair-Elect’s Panel)*
Each year, the Then and Now session features the work of new and seasoned scholars who share their experiences with the mentoring process and related research interests. This year, two scholars present research on borderlands theories and reflect upon how the mentoring process informs their work in relation to art practice, media, curating, and pedagogy. Panelists include Ilayda Altuntas Nott (SRAE Secretary), Christen García (SRAE Chairperson-Elect), Eduardo Navas, and Leslie C. Sotomayor.

Mentoring Lineages, Emergent Resonances: Graduate Student Mentoring Across Time and Place *(SRAE Past Chair’s Panel)*
This session focuses on graduate student mentoring. This year, the panelists represent a mentoring lineage that began with Christine Thompson at Penn State. The presentations will aim to provoke resonances across time and place as panelists discuss their work. Panelists include Christina Hanawalt (SRAE Past Chair), Christine Thompson, Christopher Schulte, Hayon Park, and Heather Silver.

In addition to these standing sessions, SRAE will host numerous other exciting peer-reviewed sessions that you will find in the convention program with the Seminar for Research in Art Education designation. Here is a highlight of a few:

  • Holding Together: A Shared Aesthetic Experience, presented by Peisen Ding and Marzieh Mosavarzadeh
  • Unsettling Whiteness in Archival Research: Black Art, Education, and Activism in the Southern US, 1960–1985, presented by Christina Hanawalt, Lisa Novak, Ann Marie Satterfield, Emily Hogrefe-Ribeiro, and Amanda Price
  • New Histories: International and Postcolonial Perspectives on Armenian, Dominican, Korean, and Canadian Art and Education, presented by Hyunji Kwon, Dustin Garnet, Eunjung Choi, and Felix Rodriguez
  • Considering Hip-Hop Pedagogy and New Media Literacy With Hamilton, Kehinde Wiley, and The Carters, presented by Matt Pembleton

Please come out to attend our SRAE sessions and join us for the business meeting. We would love to have you involved in this Interest Group!

Column by: Lisa LaJevic, SRAE Chair

Lisa LaJevic, SRAE Chair
Professor of Art Education, The College of New Jersey.

Christina Hanawalt, SRAE Past Chair
Assistant Professor of Art Education, University of Georgia. Email:

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