Women and Gender Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Suzanne Scott Constantine

Suzanne Scott Constantine

Suzanne Scott Constantine

Term Professor

Art and social action

Suzanne Scott Constantine teaches in a range of interdisciplinary upper-level learning communities in the School of Integrative Studies. As an artist, she uses a variety of contemporary art forms as well as popular culture to explore injustices related to race, gender, sexual orientation, and the planet. Her interests are in feminist and cultural theory, and she seeks to find connections among art and literature and the social, cultural and political currents to spotlight the injustices in the world, many of which we choose to ignore. She is a performance, installation, and mixed media artist whose work focuses on representations of the marginalized and disenfranchised people in our culture. She has developed several new SIS learning communities that deal with issues of injustice related to identities of race, class, and gender. She is a faculty affiliate in Women and Gender Studies and served as director of that program from 2009-2013. She holds an M.A. in English literature, with a concentration in feminist literary and cultural theory, and an M.F.A. in interdisciplinary art, with a focus on writing and art as cultural critique.

Courses Taught

NCLC 130: The Social World

NCLC 200: Visual Thinking and the Creative Impulse

NCLC 245: Visual Culture and Society

NCLC 275: Breaking Gender Barriers

NCLC 346: Art as Social Action
NCLC 347: Gender Representation in Popular Culture 

NCLC 375: Teaching Media Literacy

NCLC 375: Teaching Youth Leadership

NCLC 375: Art Interventions in Global Concerns

NCLC 375: Art of Resistance
NCLC 446: Art, Beauty & Culture

NCLC 475: Racial/Ethnic Visual Representations
NCLC 491: Senior Capstone Experience

NCLC 475: Women’s History Project

ENG 201: Writing about Literature

AVT 307: Aesthetics

AVT 375: Writing for Artists

Education

MFA Interdisciplinary Art, Goddard College, Concentration in Visual Art and Writing as Cultural Critique

MA English Literature, James Madison University, Concentration in Feminist Literary Theory

BA English, Eastern Mennonite University

Professional Affiliations

American Association of University Women

Arlington Arts Center

Arts & Space (Former President)

College Art Association

Woman Made Gallery, Chicago (formerly on Board of Advisors)

Women's Caucus for Art

Queer Caucus for Art

Most Active Projects

Working informally and formally with students on issues of identities, empowerment and creativity.

Creating mixed media and installation/performance art exhibitions dealing with memory/memoir, issues of whiteness and marginalization.

Presenting at conferences that focus on women’s and gender issues, race and whiteness, and art as social action and transformation.