About the Contributors

Field School 2018, Left to Right: Jimmy, Ahmed, Matthew, Carly, Travis, Kendra, and Joanna (Becca not pictured).

Anna Andrzejewski, Editor and Principal Investigator. Anna is Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and co-coordinator of the Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Program with UW-Milwaukee. She is also Director of the Center for Culture, History and the Environment in the Nelson Institute. Anna’s research interests range from preservation of rural cultural landscapes to post World War II suburban buildings. She has taught numerous fieldschools at Madison as well as participated in numerous other field-based projects during the last 25 years.

Ahmed Abdelazim. Ahmed is a 2nd Year Ph.D. Student at the Art History department at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His work can be regarded as “architectural anthropology” where he examines how gender, identity, culture and power shape the built environment. He currently works on the expression of identity in contemporary Egyptian architecture.

Jimmy Taitano Camacho. Jimmy is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is pursuing a degree in Land Policy and Indigenous Methodologies. Jimmy is from Guåhan (Guam) and primarily focuses on the region Oceania and how Indigenous peoples are restoring and sustaining their land tenure and cultural practices.

Kendra Greendeer.  Kendra is a Ph.D. student in the Art History Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation tribe of Wisconsin. Her research focuses on contemporary Native American arts, material culture, and Indigenous museum practices.

Carly Griffith. Carly is a Ph.D. student in the Geography Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include legal geography, public humanities, and cartography. She is an editor at Edge Effects, a digital magazine of environmental humanities and the primary publication of the UW-Madison Center for Culture, History, and Environment.

Travis Olson. Travis is a Ph.D. student in the Art History Department and the Center for Culture, History, and Environment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Trained as a preservationist, his research centers on American vernacular buildings and landscapes, and he in interested in the ways that people have shaped their environment and the ways that these environments in turn shape human experience. He is a member of the Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Program and is also an editor of CHE’s digital magazine Edge Effects.

Matthew Vivirito. Matthew is an artist and MFA student in Sculpture within the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His practice balances art as a public service, with site determined and socially conscious projects with that of conceptually and materially driven works.

Joanna Wilson. Joanna is a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Her work examines the cultural construction and representation of landscapes. She is currently writing her dissertation on the outsider art environment Pasaquan, in which she employs vernacular landscape approaches to examine the landscape of Pasaquan as a subversion of traditional religious, political, and economic structures of power.


Perspectives on Place: North Dakota Field School 2018 Copyright © 2019 by Anna Andrzejewski, Ahmed Abdelazim, Jimmy Taitano Camacho, Kendra Greendeer, Carly Griffith, Joanna Wilson, Travis Olson, and Matthew Vivirito. All Rights Reserved.

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