Jessica Orzulak

Jessica L. Orzulak is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History specializing in contemporary American art and visual culture. Under the supervision of Professor Kristine Stiles, Jessica is researching for her dissertation titled "Gaming the Systems of Coloniality: Reverse Anthropology in the Artistic Practices of La Pocha Nostra and Postcommodity." It examines a critical artistic and theoretical intervention by the arts collectives La Pocha Nostra and Postcommodity into the legacy of 19th and 20th century anthropological discourse in popular culture.

Jessica received a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 2010 and an MA in Art History from the University of California, Riverside in 2014.

MA Thesis: “Picturing Soldaderas: Agency, Allegory, and Memory in Images of the 1910 Mexican Revolution”

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