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Jennifer A Gonzalez
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Arts Division
  • Department
    • History of Art/Visual Culture
  • Affiliations Feminist Studies Department, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Latin American & Latino Studies, History of Consciousness Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Fax
  • Office Location
    • Porter College Academic, D208 Porter College
  • Office Hours See faculty webpage
  • Mail Stop Porter Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • Porter Faculty Services/1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Activism, Art Theory, Contemporary Art, Feminist Theory, Aesthetics, American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Critical Theory, Digital Arts

Research Interests

Jennifer Gonzalez writes about contemporary art with an emphasis on installation art, digital art and activist art. She is interested in understanding the strategic use of space (exhibition space, public space, virtual space) by contemporary artists and by cultural institutions such as museums. More specifically, she has focused on the representation of the human body and its relation to discourses of race and gender.

Biography, Education and Training

BA, Philosophy, Yale University, New Haven
PhD, History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz

Selected Publications


Chicano and Chicana Art: A Critical Anthology


Pepon Osorio


Subject to Display: Reframing Race in Contemporary Installation Art


Teaching Interests

Contemporary art in the U.S. and Europe, history of the museum, activist art since 1960, history of photography, theories of representation, feminist and critical race theory.