Faculty News: Casid’s Mentorship Honored on Artnet

Under the banner headline, “meet 26 women who’ve inspired the art world,” for International Women’s Day this year (March 8, 2021), Artnet News ran the feature article, “26 Art-World Women Celebrate the Women Who Inspire Them, From Feminist Art Critic Linda Nochlin to Arte Povera Legend Marisa Merz.” Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art Marcela Guerrero (Ph.D. Art History, 2015) named Dr. Jill Casid: “As much as I try not to reduce my life experiences to clichés, I’ve always said that I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for Jill Casid. My thesis advisor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Jill transformed my approach to thinking, writing, and language. They have modeled what support looks like by being there for me, always, and by teaching me that critical thinking—expressed carefully and attentively—can be a form of affection. Those of us who shine under her tutelage refer to ourselves as #HouseOfCasid in an endearing way of paying homage to the great Jill Casid.”