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Rebecca Hernandez — Categories, Identities, and Objects: Naming Native Art

April 14, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm  |  Virtual Event


This presentation will examine the inherent complexities in the academic study and public representation of American Indian culture(s), and how the categorization and defining of Native American objects aids in the construction of American Indian identity.


RSVP by 11 AM on Wednesday, April 14th; you will receive the Zoom link and password at 11:30 AM the day of the colloquium.

Rebecca Hernandez is currently the Director of the American Indian Resource Center at UC Santa Cruz, where she is focused on the retention of Native students and developing programs that promote a better understanding of American Indian culture(s) and lifeways at UCSC. She has worked in university administration for 15 years and taught courses in universities and community colleges. Her PhD is in American Studies with a concentration in Native American Studies and Visual Culture. She also holds an MFA in Exhibition Design and Museum Studies.

The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a weekly Wednesday colloquium featuring work by faculty and visitors. We gather online at 12:10 PM, with presentations beginning at 12:15 PM.

Staff assistance is provided by The Humanities Institute.

*2020-2021 colloquia will be held virtually until further notice. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own coffee, tea, and cookies to the session.


April 14, 2021
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm