The MA in Critical Studies sponsors TBA's NIGHT SCHOOL: performance-lectures that highlight new, experimental creative research that blurs the boundary between art and academia in an effort to "disrupt established forms of knowledge sharing and production."
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies presents the Class of 2022 MFA/MA Thesis Presentations and Graduate Thesis Exhibition.
"Unsettling Nature: Ecology, Phenomenology, and the Settler Colonial Imagination," an Interview with Dr. Taylor Eggan
An interview with Assistant Professor in PNCA at Willamette's Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies, Dr. Taylor Eggan, about his latest publication, "Unsettling Nature: Ecology, Phenomenology, and the Settler Colonial Imagination" (UVA Press, 2021)
(Portland, OR) The Center for Contemporary Art and Culture and the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA are pleased to present Time In-Between: Temporal Matter(s), a group exhibition of new and recent works by all First Year MFA Graduate Candidates and Post-Bacc Programs students. On view February 21st - March 9th, 2022.
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Dr. Shayda Kafai will join the MA in Critical Studies program for a classroom visit on January 31, to discuss her book Crip Kinship: The Disability Justice & Art Activism of Sins Invalid.
Visual Studies MFA alum Mo Murshed’s show, “Patterns Do Furnish a Life,” at SATOR Projects, co-curated by Critical Studies MA alumna Kyle Cohlmia, on view through Nov. 21st
Hallie Ford School of Graduate studies (HFSGS) at PNCA is pleased to announce the 2021 Graduate Symposium theme: “Speculative Features.”
“New Ownership” Portland’s first exhibition of physical artwork verified by NFTs, curated by alumna Hannah Bakken, was written up in Oregon Arts Watch and Ceramics Now.
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies welcomes novelist Janice Lee to campus on Nov. 3rd, from 6:30-7:30 (PST), as part of the Graduate Lecture Series.
Eileen Isagon Skyers, an alumna of the MA in Critical Studies Program at PNCA, will share a talk covering her multifaceted practice and career in the arts. She will discuss our contemporary framework for viewing, making, and valuing art against a backdrop of rapidly shifting technology, and how that manifests in her own work and criticism about digital art and culture.
Wednesday September 22 in the Mediatheque and Livestreaming 6:30 pm
ASL Interpretation provided
On Wednesday, April 28, at 6:30 pm, Alley Pezanoski-Browne, an alumna of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA, gives a talk as part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Lectures Series. The talk is being streamed over Zoom and PNCA’s Youtube Channel.
The HFSGS Lecture Series welcomes award-winning novelist and poet Ocean Vuong. April 15, 2021, 6:30 PM on the PNCA Youtube Channel / Zoom Co-Hosted by Low-Residency Creative Writing and Critical Studies
Critical Studies student and Writing & Literature Fellow Justin Duyao holds a conversation with LRCW Faculty and Poet Asiya Wadud
Critical Studies Online Lecture Wed March 17 at 6:30 PST
Dr. Lauren Fournier
Postdoctoral Fellow in Visual Studies, University of Toronto
2021 Critical Studies Thesis Mentors
In their second year of the MA program Critical Studies students receive one-on-one mentorship and support for writing their thesis and thinking through opportunities for publishing and publicly presenting their work. Mentors are chosen and paired with students based on their areas of expertise and professional experience.
"Come on In": Online Exhibition Curated By Critical Studies Students
The MA in Critical Studies students recently had the opportunity to spend time in the serene landscape of the Caldera Art Center near Sisters, Oregon.
This curated digital reader accompanies November's 2020 PNCA Graduate Symposium: “Forms of Care: Building the Worlds We Need.” It offers podcasts, webinars, articles and more to empower our community as work to find creative ways of sustaining, nourishing, and caring for our world.
Leading up to the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies annual two-day symposium on November 20-21, graduate students from the MA in Critical Studies program will host a series of conversations that are open to all who want to participate. This year discussions on November 12, 16, and 18 will focus on the symposium theme, “Forms of Care: Building the Worlds We Need.”
exhibit dates: October 15 - December 18
online exhibition | pnca.willamette.edu/gallery
panel discussion: Saturday October 17, 6pm
The values of the Critical Studies program are fundamentally rooted in Critical Pedagogy and principles of equity and social justice. We strive to create change and cultivate leadership within ourselves and our students.
Three Critical Studies dual degree students are presenting their research the first two weeks of May.
Dr. Sloane McNulty presents "Debt & Parasites: On Viral Ethics" for Critical studies students via zoom
Current MA in Critical Studies candidate Krista Anara Cibis will present at the Lewis & Clark College Gender Symposium Thursday, March 12, 9;30am
MFA in Visual Studies, The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture and the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition are excited to welcome curator, writer and artist Legacy Russell for a lecture on her work and practice as part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Spring 2020 Lecture Series.
Feb 5 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM in the PNCA Mediatheque