Kryssi Staikidis

staff photoEd.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Associate Professor
Indigenous Studies, Critical Pedagogy, Studio Practice as a Site for Research

Office: Room 201D – Email: kstaikidis@niu.eduPhone: (815) 753-8388

• Artwork Educational Philosophy Vita

Dr. Staikidis 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 in New York City.

Her research interests are in the areas of indigenous pedagogy, art studio practice as a site for research, and visual culture/critical pedagogy in the classroom. In 2007, Dr. Staikidis was awarded a Faculty Development Grant to further her research with Mayan artists in Guatemala. For the years 2005 and 2006, she was an invited panel respondent for the Graduate Research in Art Education Conferences at Pennsylvania State University and Teachers College Columbia University.

Her most recent publications include: “Personal and Cultural Narrative as Inspiration A Painting and Pedagogical Collaboration with Mayan Artists” in Studies in Art Education (Winter 2006),“Where Lived Experience Resides in Art Education: A Painting Collaboration with Paula Nicho Cumez” in the journal Visual Culture and Gender (September, 2006), and “Visual Culture in Mr. Higgins’ Fifth Grade Art Classroom” in Visual Culture in the Art Class: Case Studies (2006), Maya Paintings as Teachers of Justice: Art Making the Impossible Possible in the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education (2007) and “Visual Privileging: Subjectivity in Collaborative Ethnography” in Visual Culture and Gender (September, 2008).

















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