Critical Students Student Presentations 2020

May 01, 2020

Critical Students Student Presentations 2020

Three Critical Studies dual degree students are presenting their research the first two weeks of May. Kate Baker, Qamuuqin Maxwell, and Hannah Bakken all chose to add an additional year to their program so they could complete two degrees. Each paired their Critical Studies MA with another PNCA graduate degree.

Congratulations to all the Critical Studies 2020 Dual Degree Graduates!


Monday May 4 4:30-5:45pm PST // Kate Baker (Critical Studies/Collaborative Design) Crafting Critical Administrators: Design to Unsettle Institutionalization Administrative practitioners in public and nonprofit institutions are called to safeguard and advance public interest for the communities they serve. However, the highly institutionalized nature of traditional administrative practice often interferes with the ability to center social equity in their work and missions. By applying adapted design research methodologies and critical frameworks, I am developing scalable resources to aid administrators who wish to cultivate a critical practice of de-institutional interventions.

Thursday May 7 9am-10:30 PST // Qamuuqin Maxwell (Critical Studies/Visual Studies) New/Absenteeism Virtual/online place as a space to position artistic and intellectual praxis alongside Iñupiat traditions of subsistence to engage with issues of displacement/this-placement, postcoloniality, and oral histories and stories.

Thursday May 12th 1pm-2pm // Hannah Bakken (Critical Studies/Print Media) Hannah Bakken discusses print media, the fence in the American West, and the efficacy of language. Made as a site-specific installation Bakken’s exhibition Words to that Effect displays numerous letterpress prints in the landscape of her home area of rural Eastern Oregon. Her prints mimic “no trespassing” signs, sending invitations for self-regard versus warnings and accumulatively draws attention to the fence as an enabler of settler colonization, attention to the illusion of land ownership, and attention to the history of the American West as a constructed entity