I used to be firmly of the opinion that diversity in the curriculum was far more important than diversity in the faculty. As far as I was concerned, it would not do students nearly as much good to have a rainbow of professors teaching them the same old Herodotus, Ruskin, and Michelangelo as having even a fairly homogenous faculty seamlessly working Guaman Poma de Ayala’s Andean chronicle, Maya “codex style” ceramics, Indian and Chinese philosophy, and Chola and Benin bronzes into the curriculum. Conversely, if an institution were nestled in some isolated glen in the middle of the country where the local population was mostly Anglo-American, perhaps with a few dozen...
Color in the Curriculum or in Ourselves? Why I Thought I Had to Choose
Lawrence Waldron—has taught studio art and art history at several universities and colleges, including Montserrat College of Art and several campuses of the City University of New York. He authored Handbook of Ceramic Animal Symbols in the Ancient Lesser Antilles (University Press of Florida, 2016) and Pre-Columbian Art of the Caribbean (University Press of Florida, 2019).
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Lawrence Waldron; Color in the Curriculum or in Ourselves? Why I Thought I Had to Choose. Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture 3 July 2019; 1 (3): 92–95. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/lavc.2019.130006e
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