39th International American Studies Conference
Monuments, Museums and Murals: Preservation, Commemoration and American Identity
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
Department of English Language and Literature
May 15–17, 2019
Konferans açılışına Ankara Amerikan Büyükelçiliğini temsilen Müsteşar Vekili Scott Weinhold gelecektir.
Sein Weinhold, Ağustos 2017'den beri Ankara'daki ABD Büyükelçiliği'nde Kamu Diplomasisi Müsteşarı olarak görev yapmaktadır. ABD Dışişleri Bakanlığı'ndaki kariyerine 1992 yılında başlayan Scott Weinhold, Pekin, Chendgu, Taipei, Ho Chi Minh, Ulan Batur, Kanberrave Tokyo'da görev yapmıştır. Scott Weinhold Virginia Üniversitesi'nin Tarih ve Afrika Çalışmaları Bölümünden mezun olmuştur. Çince, Vietnamca, Moğolca, türkçe ve Japonca bilen Scott Weinhold, evli ve 3 çocuk babasıdır.
Heidi Brandow is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily as a painter, printmaker, and social-engagement artist. As a painter, Heidi’s work is commonly filled with whimsical characters and monsters that are often combined with words of poetry, stories, and personal reflections. She hails from a long line of Native Hawaiian singers, musicians and performers on her mother’s side and Diné storytellers and medicine people on her father’s side. Most notably, Heidi has been awarded the Turkish Cultural Foundation Artist Fellowship, a Ford Foundation-Santa Fe Art Institute Fellowship, a First Peoples Fund Fellowship and a Smithsonian-National Museum of the American Indian Social Engagement Fellowship, to name a few. Heidi is a graduate of the Institute of American Indian arts and studied design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Istanbul Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Heidi's website (which includes examples of her artwork): http://www.heidikbrandow.com
Her conference presentation, "Whose Memory?," encompasses her work as a Native Hawaiian/Diné. As a multi-disciplinary artist, a consistent theme in Brandow's work relates to exploring the evolving definition of identity. Specific social engagement-art projects that Brandow has developed challenge dominant narratives regarding memory, memorials, and understanding of place and belonging. Through creative collaborations between artists and the non-artist, general public, there exists the possibility for alternate approaches toward inclusivity, dialogue, and change.
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