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Jessica Horton

University of Delaware

9/3/2019 - 12/31/2019

Jessica Horton

Jessica Horton is an associate professor of modern and contemporary art history at the University of Delaware. Her research and teaching emphasize the centrality of Native North American art to a global story of modernity. Her first book, "Art for an Undivided Earth: The American Indian Movement Generation" (Duke University Press, 2017), traces the impact of Indigenous spatial struggles on artists working internationally since the 1970s. Her new book, "Earth Diplomacy: Indigenous American Art and Reciprocity, 1953–1973," examines how artists revitalized longstanding Indigenous cultures of diplomacy in the unlikely shape of Cold War tours, translating Native political ecologies across two decades and four continents.