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Associate Professor, Art

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PhD Florida State

Dr. Ryan Shin is an Associate Professor of Art and Visual Culture Education. His research interests include issues of the representation and appropriation of Asian images and objects in the popular media and visual culture; critical discourse on minority visual culture; global civic learning and engagement through art; critical global and cosmopolitan pedagogy; and social and global learning in an through art and social networking. 

Dr. Shin edited two books, Convergence of Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Global Civic Engagement (IGI-Global), and as co-editor, Pedagogical Globalization: Traditions, Contemporary Art, and Popular Culture of Korea (International Society for Education through Art). His articles have appeared in Studies in Art Education, Art Education, Visual Arts Research, International Journal of Education through Art, and the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education. He has authored numerous scholarly book chapters.

Dr. Shin is the past editor of Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education. He has served editorial journal review boards in the field of art education, such as Studies in Art Education, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, Art Education Journal, International Journal of Education & the Arts, Social Theory in Art Education, and Visual Arts Research. He is elected as the president of United States Society for Education through Art and serves the steering committee of Art Education Research Institute.

Dr. Shin can be reached at 130 Art, or 621.1253, or email

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Arizona Arts

Tune in tomorrow (Thurs.) at 6p for the Pete Swan Trio ...Get ready for a swinging vid this week when we are joined by The Pete Swan Trio! Peter Swan, Robbie Lee, and Scott Krystyna Black met up with The Tucson Studio crew at the beautiful LandMark Sound Recorders studio for a memorable evening of jazz. With tunes ranging from Gershwin classics to creative & original treatments of jazz standards, this set will have you tapping your toe and snapping your fingers in no time.
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In 1978, mold-breaking queer artist Robert Rauschenberg collected objects near his Florida studio and used them to create a series of six "Publicons" - icons for the public. He envisioned them as stations, much like the Stations of the Cross observed by Christians, but they resemble religious objects in design only. In function, they are objects of secular "worship" and playfully comment on the superficiality that has replaced spirituality in American society.

Station I, which we are privileged to have in our collection, opens to reveal a canoe paddle painted with gold leaf and adorned with a blue light bulb. The patterned fabrics of the interior seem to represent the materialism of contemporary culture, with the blue light calling to mind the "blue light specials" held by retail giant K-Mart.

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