Faculty News | Profs. Casid and De Ferrari Awarded Kellet Mid-Career Awards

Congratulations to Professor Jill H. Casid, Professor of Visual Studies in Gender and Women’s Studies and Art History, and Professor Guillermina De Ferrari, Halls-Bascom Professor of Spanish and Art History, for winning a Kellett Mid-Career Award provided by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education with funding from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

Prof. Casid (left) is an artist, theorist, and historian, Casid is the first queer, feminist researcher to receive this award. Casid is completing a film trilogy, a book on photography, and a two-book project on ways of living our dying on a dying planet that contest disposability.

Prof. De Ferrari (right) studies the literatures and visual cultures of the Caribbean and Latin America. A comparatist by training, she is interested in cultural production across languages and disciplines. Her current work focuses on how extreme circumstances shape contemporary art practices and ethical agency in Cuba, Haiti and Puerto Rico.

We are so proud and excited for our faculty who have received this prestigious award and recognition!