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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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2012 SPE Annual ConferenceSpeakers

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Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds

Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 5:30pm, Grand Ballroom

Featured Speaker - Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds is the author of eight volumes of poetry. Her poetry, says Michael Ondaatje, is "pure fire in the hands," and David Leavitt in the Voice Literary Supplement describes her work as "remarkable... read more

Trevor Paglen

Trevor Paglen

Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 5:30pm, Grand Ballroom

Featured Speaker - Trevor Paglen

Sponsored by Calumet Photographic

Trevor Paglen's work deliberately blurs lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us.read more

Sandra S. Phillips

Sandra S. Phillips

Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 1:00pm, Grand Ballroom A

Invited Speaker - Sandra S. Phillips

Sandra S. Phillips is Senior Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She has been with the museum since 1987, and assumed her current position in 1999. Phillips has organized numerous... read more

Garth Amundson &  Pierre Gour

Garth Amundson & Pierre Gour

Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 1:00pm, Seacliff AB

"SUPER PHOTO"

Amundson and Gour collaborate to explore the perceptions surrounding the domestic sphere, immigration politics, and identity. They use collage and photo-scanning techniques to speak metaphorically about social and cultural construction. They have exhibited and participated... read more

Doug Rickard was born in 1968 in San Jose, California. He was educated at University of San Diego, California with an emphasis on US History and Sociology. His body of work A New American Picture... read more

Libby Rowe

Libby Rowe

Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 1:00pm, Bayview Room

"Borrowed People | Constructed Places"

Libby Rowe holds a Master of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Photography from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of Northern Iowa. Rowe has exhibited her... read more

Gazelle Samizay

Gazelle Samizay

Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 2:00pm, Grand Ballroom C

"Release me: Metamorphosis and the Art of Self-Making"

Samizay's work has been exhibited across the US and internationally. She has taught courses in Afghanistan, Jordan and the US, and her writing was published in An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature. She... read more

Kris Sanford

Kris Sanford

Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 1:00pm, Bayview Room

"Borrowed People | Constructed Places"

Kris Sanford, originally from southeast Michigan, now lives in Mt. Pleasant, MI. She received her MFA in photography from Arizona State University in 2005. Sanford has exhibited work nationally and received a Contemporary... read more

Marni Shindelman and Nate Larson's collaborative work focuses on the cultural understanding of distance as perceived in modern life and network culture. Their GEOLOCATION project was recently featured on the NPR program Marketplace Tech Report... read more

Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith

Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 2:00pm, Grand Ballroom A

"Doing It Domestic"

Shannon Smith was born and raised in Kentucky where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Northern Kentucky University in 2001. She earned her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona... read more

Chad States

Chad States

Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 10:00am, Seacliff AB

"Cruising"

Chad States holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art and a BA from Evergreen State College. His work has been exhibited at venues including ClampArt, New York, NY; Hous Projects, New York, NY; Randall... read more

Jane Alden Stevens

Jane Alden Stevens

Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 2:00pm, Seacliff CD

"Pedagogy Now: Teaching Teachers to Teach"

Jane Alden Stevens, a photographer and educator, is currently Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati, where she teaches courses in preparing future faculty and professional practices. The recipient of numerous teaching awards,... read more

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