UA Art Faculty Present Research at Major Higher Ed Conference

In October, UA art and art history faculty participated in the annual conference of one of the largest US organizations devoted to the study and practice of visual arts in higher education.

Dr. Doris Sung

UA faculty and graduate students gave research presentations at the conference, which took place in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Doris Sung, assistant professor of art history, presented “Mentors and Friends: Women Artists’ Collective Voice in Early Twentieth-Century China,” and graduate student Sara Morris presented “Kinship Structures: Viola Frey, Charles Fiske, and Figurative Ceramics in California, 1960-2000,” in a session chaired by Dr. Sung.

Jonathan Cumberland

Jonathan Cumberland, assistant professor of graphic design, presented “The University of Alabama Creative Voice: The Journey and Destination of Illustration.” Cumberland also won SECAC’s top graphic design award.

Nadia Delmedico, part-time instructor of art history, presented “Italian Immigrant Artists and New Orleans’ Built Environment of Racism” and Dr. Rachel Stephens, associate professor of art history, presented “Slavery and the Tennessee State Capitol Building: Investigating Race and Architecture in the Athens of the South.” Stephens chaired a session titled Convergences of Art & Architecture and won SECAC’s top scholarly research award.

photo of Nadia DelMedico
Nadia DelMedico

SECAC (formerly the Southeastern College Art Conference) is a non-profit organization that promotes the study and practice of the visual arts in higher education on a national basis.

Dr. Rachel Stephens

For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in art history and studio art, visit our Degree Programs page.