Jazz Díaz is an activist artist (artivist) who combines Art and Ethnic Studies. She describes her political consciousness and decolonizing process in navigating Western-centric art spaces. She highlights critical themes that her artwork addresses, and the essay includes examples of her work.
Art and Ethnic Studies: Decolonizing Expressions for Critical Awareness and Transformation
Jazz Díaz is an undergraduate student at California State University, Stanislaus, with a major in Art and minor in Ethnic Studies. She works in a variety of mediums, such as digital design, illustration, and printing. In addition, Díaz is part of local artist collectives and organizations that collaborate on community murals and provide creative educational workshops.
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Jazz Díaz; Art and Ethnic Studies: Decolonizing Expressions for Critical Awareness and Transformation. Ethnic Studies Review 1 October 2019; 42 (2): 173–179. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/esr.2019.42.2.173
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