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Baamaa pii miinwaa.

1036 Beech Street
East Lansing, MI, 48823
United States

Dylan AT Miner is an artist, activist, and scholar. He is Director of American Indian Studies and Associate Professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University. Miner is also adjunct curator of Indigenous art at the MSU Museum and a founding member of the Justseeds artists collective. He holds a PhD from The University of New Mexico and has published approximately sixty journal articles, book chapters, critical essays, and encyclopedia entries. In 2010, he was an Artist Leadership Fellow through the National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution). Miner has been featured in more than twenty solo exhibitions – with many more planned in 2015-2016 – and has been artist-in-residence at institutions such as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, École supérieure des beaux-arts in Nantes, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Rabbit Island, Santa Fe Art Institute, and numerous universities, art schools, and low-residency MFA programs. His book Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island was published in 2014 by the University of Arizona Press. His solo exhibition Silence of Sovereignty opened this spring in Montréal. Miner is currently completing his book Indigenous Aesthetics: Art, Activism, Autonomy (Bloomsbury, expected 2016) and writing his first book of poetry, Ikidowinan Ninandagikendaanan (words I must learn)

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Since 2007, Dylan Miner has taught in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) – a small living-learning community with a focus on 'arts and humanities for the public good' – at Michigan State University (MSU). Miner primarily teaches in the areas of art, activism, ecology, and Indigenous studies, expanding outward in interdisciplinary and transcultural directions. Miner has taught at other universities, as well as lectured globally and has been a visiting artist or artist-in-residence at numerous universities, MFA programs, cultural centers, museums, artist-run spaces, and Indigenous institutions, among others. He teaches various seminars and workshops that employ dialogical, Indigenous, and emancipatory pedagogies. In addition to teaching, Miner is also Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies at MSU and sits on the board of the Michigan Indian Education Council.

 

COURSES TAUGHT - SYLLABI

26. Beyond Capitalism: Senior Seminar in Radical Theory

25. Art and Ecology in the Great Lakes

24. The Artist as Public Intellectual

23. Painting Murals, Crossing Borders

22. Serigraphy and Poster Workshop

21. Socially-Engaged Art and Social Practice

20. Transcultural Relations of Food

19. Native and Latino Perspectives on the US Southwest

18. Curator as Artist

17. Indigenous Solidarity Work

16. Art and Activism

15. Contemporary Indigenous Knowledge

14. Indigenous Oral Histories

13. The (Visual) Presence of the Past

12. Sophomore Tutorial in Youth Subcultures

11. Art + Anti-Colonialism: Envisioning Third and Forth World Liberation [PhD seminar]

10. Culturas de la Resistencia: Art + Social Justice in Oaxaca

09. Transcultural Relations: Indigeneity, Coloniality, Modernity

08. Presence of the Past: ‘Qhiparu nayraru uñtas sartañani’

07. Horizontality + Creativity: Art as Social Justice

06. Sport, Symbol, Society: The Cultural Study of Sports

05. Another (Art) World is Possible: Art and Social Justice in the Américas

04. Art of the Mexican Diaspora

03. World Art III

02. Western Art II

01. Introduction to Visual Culture