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Visual Studies Alumni
Ace Lehner is an interdisciplinary scholar and artist specializing in history, theory, and criticism of contemporary art; photography history and theory, queer and trans theory and visual culture, critical race studies, and issues of representation.
Amanda M. Maples is the Curator of African Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art and a Guest Curator at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution. She received her PhD in Visual Studies from UC Santa Cruz in 2018.
Rachel Nelson, PhD, is director of UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS), and teaches in the History of Art and Visual Culture department.