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Jennifer C. Vigil has a doctorate in Art History from the University of Iowa specializing in 20th and 21st-century American art with an emphasis on intersectionality. Her research focuses on contemporary Native American art examining issues of sovereignty, self-determination, appropriation, identity politics, and cultural theory.

She has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues (including Pathbreakers: The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, and Diversity and Dialogue: The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art), worked in various museums including the National Museum of American History in the American Indian Program, as curator of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and continues to do freelance curatorial work. She worked as an Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Arizona, where she developed the Native American art history program and partnered in launching the museum studies program.

She is a mixed media artist and artist mentor/ coach. Her consulting work focuses on helping art instructors more effectively and profitably teach art online.

Melanie Herzog is Professor Emerita of Art History at Edgewood College, and Senior Lecturer in Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a master of fine arts degree in Ceramics and a doctorate  in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on  artists’ encounters across cultural and geographical borders, socially engaged artistic practice, and intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and representation.

She is the author of Elizabeth Catlett: An American Artist in Mexico (2000), Milton Rogovin: The Making of a Social Documentary Photographer (2006), “Imaging History, Memory, and the Raced and Gendered Body: The Legacy of Elizabeth Catlett,” in The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World (2012), “Elizabeth Catlett in Mexico at Mid-Century: Navigating Gender and Visual Politics across Cultural Borders,” in American Women Artists, 1935-1970: Gender, Culture, and Politics (2016), “Chinese in America: Flo Oy Wong, Suturing Gaps in the Weave,” in Contemporary Citizenship, Art, and Visual Culture: Making and Being Made (2018), and “African American Artists and Mexico,” in The Routledge Companion to African American Art History (2020), as well as additional essays on various contemporary U.S. artists.