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.
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
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
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
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.