Keynote Speaker - 2018

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Kryssi Staikidis, Ed.D.

"Exploring the Multiple Perspectives of Scholarship"

Kryssi Staikidis, Ed.D.

Kryssi Staikidis is an associate professor of Art + Design Education at Northern Illinois University. She holds a Doctor of Education Degree in Art and Art Education from Teachers College Columbia University in New York City, a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Hunter College in New York City, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology and Art History from Columbia University.

Her research interests are indigenous research and pedagogy, art studio practice as a site for research, and critical pedagogy in the classroom. She has published in Studies in Art Education, The Journal of Art Education, Visual Arts Research, Visual Culture and Gender, The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education and The Journal of Qualitative Inquiry, has multiple book chapters in art education and general education anthologies, and received the National Art Education Association Western Region Award in 2014 and the J. Eugene Grigsby Jr. Award, for contributions to multicultural and social justice scholarship in art education, in 2015. During years 2011-2013, Dr. Staikidis served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education.

She sits on seven editorial boards of premier research and teaching journals in art education. In 2017, her co-edited book Transforming Our Practices: Indigenous Art, Pedagogies, and Philosophies was published by the National Art Education Association.