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Margo L. Machida
Margo L. MachidaAssociate Professor of Art History
and Asian American Studies
Fine Arts Building - Rm 217
Phone: (860) 486 - 2678
Dr. Margo Machida is Associate Professor of Art History and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut. Born and raised in Hawai`i, she is a scholar, independent curator, and cultural critic specializing in Asian American art and visual culture. Her most recent book is Unsettled Visions: Contemporary Asian American Artists and the Social Imaginary, published by Duke University Press in 2009. This book received the prestigious 2009 Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS). She is co-editor of the volume Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes: Conversations on Asian American Art (University of California Press, 2003).
Dr. Machida has received numerous grants and fellowships for her scholarship, including support from the Smithsonian Institution and the Rockefeller Foundation. She is a past board member of the College Art Association and a member of the advisory committee for Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, a PBS documentary series on contemporary visual art in the United States. Additionally, she is co-organizer of the Diasporic Asian Art Network (DAAN) and the East Coast Asian American Art Project (ECAAAP), as well as a member of the Founding Executive for the International Network for Diasporic Asian Art Research (INDAAR). In 2009, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the national Women’s Caucus for Art.
Dr. Machida is presently working on her next book, Resighting Hawaii: Global Flows and Island Imaginaries in Asian American and Native Hawaiian Art (University of Hawai`i Press).
Download Margo L. Machida's Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
416 Beach Hall