Spring 2023 Graduation Spotlight | Kendra Greendeer, Ph.D.

Kendra Greendeer, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and descendant of the Red Cliff and Fond du Lac Bands of Lake Superior Ojibwe, graduated this spring with her Ph.D. in Art History. This past semester she was the Paul Mellon Guest Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Greendeer received her BFA in Museum Studies from the Institute of American Indian Arts, and MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. While at UW–Madison Kendra Greendeer was awarded numerous fellowships: Paul Mellon Guest Predoctoral Fellowship, National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts,Research Center for Contemporary Native Arts Mellon Scholarly Fellowship, Institute of American Indian and Alaskan Native Culture and Arts Development, among many others. Greendeer participated in numerous invited talks including the upcoming “Sharing History for the Future: A Convening with Jaune Quick-to-See Smith,” at the Whitney Museum of American Art and “Rematriation as Aesthetic Praxis,” and the session on “Ethical Stewardship and Practices in Museum and Archives” for the “Unsettling American Art History: Perspectives from Native American and Indigenous Studies” Symposium at the Courtauld Institute in London. Kendra has curated and assisted with exhibitions as the Summer Fellow Researcher for Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe at the Portland Art Museum, Consultant and exhibition reviewer for Misappropriation of Native/Indigenous Imagery in Pharmaceutical Advertising at the School of Pharmacy, UW–Madison, and the Co-curator and Conservator for Intersections: Indigenous Textiles of the Americas at the Ruth Davis Gallery in the School of Human Ecology, UW–Madison, among others. Dr. Greendeer will join Oklahoma State University as an Assistant Professor in Art History in the fall of 2023. Congratulations Professor Greendeer!