Amy Kraehe

Equity vs Equality in Arts -
13:30 pm 10/16/2019
Apache/Cochise, Tucson Convention Center

Dr. Amy Kraehe’s scholarship, teaching and community engagement focus on how the arts and arts education can challenge, as well as reinforce, systems of inequality. She explores this contradiction by investigating the ways in which sociocultural, spatial, political, and economic contexts shape and are shaped by the arts in education; and by examining how hierarchies of power interact with more intimate formations of knowledge, identity, and agency. She employs interdisciplinary theories and methodologies that draw from the social sciences, visual and cultural studies, and critical race studies. Current projects include the IMLS Grant funded project, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at CCAA, that focuses on next-generation equity practices in the art museum.