Beth Link, shoulder-length hair, glasses, smiling a the camera, head-and-shoulders portrait

Beth Link

Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Art Education

Art Building, Room 218


Link's research applies critical theory on race and whiteness to visual art curriculum, enactment, and teacher-identity formation to understand how teachers bridge differences and tell stories through art objects. She is curious about how art educators address cultures they are not a part of and how racial logic informs curriculum and pedagogy.

She received a doctorate (2022) in curriculum and instruction, specializing in cultural studies at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, where she also earned an M.A. (2016) in art education. She holds a B.A. (2007) in art education from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo. Link has over a decade of teaching experience in elementary schools, community arts, and art museums and has facilitated arts-integrated professional development for K-12 teachers across the globe. She is co-authoring a book on transformative professional learning in art integration and has articles on art education and studies in art education.

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