locationPolk Museum of Art, Second Floor, Education Wing
“My teaching situates art within wider social, cultural, and political histories. My goal is to get at what certain moments looked or felt like while holding view of their resonance now. Art History should not only cultivate empathy and curiosity, it should also challenge students to approach problems and questions from multiple directions and in ways that are honest about the messiness of the world we live in.”
Dr. Carter received her Ph.D in Art History and Theory from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and her B.A. in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from DePaul University. Before joining Florida Southern as an Assistant Professor, she taught Modern and Contemporary art history at UBC and Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
Dr. Carter is a specialist in Modern and Contemporary art history, with a particular focus on American art in the 1960s and 1970s. Her research interests include modes of viewership, participation, subject formation, and institutional critique with an emphasis on post-1968 artistic praxis and pedagogy. Dr. Carter has presented and published on a range of topics, including Performance, Body Art, and Dance, histories of art and pedagogy in the early 1970s in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America, and the changing relationship between art and politics circa 1968. Her current research project examines histories of experimental art education in California in the early 1970s, and alongside new definitions of political contestation following student revolt.
University of British Columbia, Ph.D. Art History and Theory, 2019
DePaul University, B.A., Art History; Studio Minor, 2009
Refereed Journal Articles
2017, “Lygia Clark and the Logics of Participation after ‘Failed’ Revolt,” Excursions. Vol. 7, No. 1, (summer 2017): 91-104.