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Rivera, George F, Jr. Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. George Rivera's research focuses on contemporary art, especially Art by Racial/Ethnic Minorities in the United States, Chicano art, Digital Art, International Art, and Sound Art. He is presently conducting sound art research on the United States-Mexico border and in South America and Palestine.

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  • Contemporary Art, Chicano Art, International Art Curator, Digital Art, Sound Art, Art & Race/Ethnicity

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ARSC 4909 - Senior Thesis for Individually Structured Major
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • ARTH 3109 - Art in Contemporary Society
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Examines writings by philosophers and art critics as they address the question: What is art for? Readings focus on the 19th and 20th centuries, including current theories and some non-Western theories. Students are encouraged to develop their own responses to the question.
  • ARTS 4217 - Art and Race/Ethnicity
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Examines the impact of race and ethnicity on the art world. Examines the art of Native Americans, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, Latin Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and ethnic and cultural mixing. Grounded in Critical Multicultural Theory and Postcolonial Theory. Recommended prerequisites: ARTS 1300 and ARTS 1400 or instructor consent required. Same as ARTS 5217.
  • ARTS 4607 - Art and Social Change
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Examines how art is used as an agent for social change. Among topics addressed by artists interested in social change are: immigration, HIV/AIDS, illness/disease, ecology/the environment, feminism, gay and lesbian issues, war, violence, racial and ethnic minorities, etc. Same as ARTS 5607.
  • ARTS 4717 - Studio Critique
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Consists of consultations with faculty on individual studio problems and projects. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department consent required.
  • ARTS 5217 - Art and Race/Ethnicity
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Examines the impact of race and ethnicity on the art world. Examines the art of Native Americans, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, Latin Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and ethnic and cultural mixing. Grounded in Critical Multicultural Theory and Postcolonial Theory. Same as ARTS 4217.
  • ARTS 5607 - Art and Social Change
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Examines how art is used as an agent for social change. Among topics addressed by artists interested in social change are: immigration, HIV/AIDS, illness/disease, ecology/the environment, feminism, gay and lesbian issues, war, violence, racial and ethnic minorities, etc. Same as ARTS 4607.
  • ARTS 5717 - Graduate Studio Critique
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours with any single faculty member.
  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.

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