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Adriana Katzew

Adriana Katzew
Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator
South 107

Adriana Katzew is Associate Professor in the Art Education Department. Her teaching and research focus on community engagement and social justice, and on the intersection between visual arts and ChicanaX and LatinaX activism. Adriana’s research also encompasses students of color in art colleges, as well as arts-based interdisciplinary teaching and learning. Adrian's artistic practice is photography-based, with a deep connection to documentary photography, history, and marginalized and silenced voices. Adriana obtained her doctorate and master’s degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, as well as an AB in American History and Literature from Harvard University. 

B.A. - American History and Literature, Harvard College; J.D. - University of Pennsylvania Law School; Ed.M. - Harvard University (Graduate School of Education); Ed.D. - Harvard University (Graduate School of Education)
Professional Experience: 


Group Exhibitions

  • 2017 - Selections, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, September - December 2017
  • 2013 - Community Table: Building Relationships through Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, March 2013
  • 2010 - Selections, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, February - March, 2010
  • 2008 - Y Se Repite, En Foco New Works Photography Awards WinnersEl Taller Boricua Galleries, New York, NY,  May - July 2008 
  • 2007 - Passport to Paradise? Cuidado: Border Crossings, University of Vermont, April 2007


  • 2016 - Katzew, A. & Archambault, A. (2016). "Approaching Interdisciplinarity in a School of Art and Design." In J. Hoffmann Davis (Ed.) Discourse and Disjuncture: The Arts in Higher Education
  • 2015 - Balliro, B. & Katzew, A. (2015). "Awakening Presence In Art Teacher Training." Visual Arts Research, 41 (1), 84-95
  • 2013 - Katzew, A. (2013). "The Barrio Mobile Art Studio: The History of an Art Education Programme for Chicana/os and Mexican Immigrants in Los Angeles." Visual Inquiry, 2 (3), 247-261
  • 2011 - Katzew, A. & De Katzew, L. (2011).  "Visual Culture and Art in Activism." In M. Berta-Avila, J. López Figueroa & A. Tijerina Revilla (Eds.), Marching Students: Chicana and Chicano Activism in Education, 1968 to the Present. University of Nevada Press
  • 2011 - Katzew, A. (2011). "Shut Up! Representations of the Latina/o Body in Ugly Betty and their Educational Implications." Latino Studies. Special Issue on Latino/as and the Media 9 (2/3), 300-320
  • 2010 - Katzew, A. (Sept. 2010). "Y Se Repite" (Artist Statement and artwork). Art Education. Special issue on Art Education and Social Justice
  • 2010 - Katzew, A. (2010). "Teaching about Diversity Through Art Education: A Chicana’s Perspective at a Predominantly White University." In R. Johnson and G. Harris (Eds.) Women of Color in Leadership: Taking Their Rightful Place. San Diego, CA: Birkdale Publishers
  • 2010 - Katzew, A. (2010). "'Making Chicanos think': The Private, Public and Political in Yolanda López’s Art." In M. Precup (Ed.) American Visual Memoirs after the 1970s: Gender, Sexuality and Visibility in the Post-Civil Rights Age. Bucharest, Romania: Zeta Books
  • 2009 - Katzew, A. (Summer 2009). "Hello Profesora: Teaching as a Chicana at a Predominantly White University." Latino Studies, 7 (2), 252-261
  • 2009 - Katzew, A. (2009). "Reconfiguring Race, Gender & Chicano/a Identity in Film." In I. Katzew & S. Deans-Smith (Eds.), Race and Classification: The Case of Mexican America (pp. 209-235). Palo Alto: Stanford University Press
  • 2003 - Katzew, A. (2003). "A Place to Be Heard: The Cambridge Community Art Center's Teen Media Program." In K. Tyner (Ed.), A Closer Look 2003 (pp. 13-19). San Francisco: National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture

Awards and Honors

  • 2016 - Texas Jewish Historical Society Grant 
  • 2015 - MassArt Faculty Foundation Fellowship
  • 2007 - En Foco 2007 New Works Photography Awards (New Works #11)-award winner 
  • 1995-97 Echoing Green Fellowship (photography and creative writing)