Dr. Elizabeth S. Hawley

Elizabeth (Betsy) Hawley (PhD, CUNY Graduate Center) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History / Visual Studies at Northeastern University. She is a specialist in art of the United States and modern and contemporary art, with a particular focus on Native American art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Her research interests also include feminist/women’s art, political/activist art, and art of the American West. She is currently preparing a book manuscript examining the transcultural, intersectional dialogues that occurred among Pueblo and Anglo artists working in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico in the first decades of the twentieth century. Her research has been supported by the Lunder Institute for American Art, Wolfsonian-Florida International University, and the Pittsburgh Foundation. Hawley balances her research and teaching with an active curatorial practice. In the past, she has contributed to exhibitions at MoMA, the Laguna Art Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and she is currently working on a show titled Native Feminisms, opening at NYC gallery apexart in January 2021.