Hemisphere: Visual Cultures of the Americas

Hemisphere is an annual publication produced by graduate students affiliated with the Department of Art and Art History at the University of New Mexico (UNM). Hemisphere provides a forum for graduate students to present scholarship and studio practice pertaining to all aspects and time periods of the visual and material cultures of North, Central, and South America, and related world contexts. Through the production of Hemisphere students promote their educational and professional interests as they gain first-hand experience in academic publishing. Although the inaugural issue highlighted essays, reviews, and artwork by graduate students from the Department of Art and Art History at UNM, subsequent editions consist of work submitted by graduate students at other universities in the United States. The journal welcomes and will continue to accept submissions from authors at other institutions in and outside of the United States.

Current Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1 (2016)

Editor's Introduction to Special Edition

For this special volume, the journal issued a thematic call for papers that asked scholars to investigate issues in visual culture that involve navigating political, cultural, and ideological borders. We asked scholars to consider migrations and ambulatory movements such as long marches and pilgrimages, whether ritual, activist, or impromptu. We were particularly interested in how scholars might reveal the ways in which movement and migration can reflect, embody, or critique ideology within visual culture. With our broad request we hoped that scholars would challenge the demarcations of geopolitical and ideological borders and their effects on cultural discourses. We are pleased that the work gathered in this volume, Walk This Way: Migrations & Geographies of Knowledge, considers migrations across landscapes and borders as both metaphor and framework for intellectual and ideological "migrations."

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Chief Editor
Maxine Marks, PhD Student
Editorial Committee
Jana Gottshalk, MA Student
Jessica Hubbard Marr, PhD Student
Ryuichi Nakayama, PhD Student
Breanna Reiss, MA Student
Rebecca Weinstock, PhD Student
Faculty Advisor
Ray Hernández Durán, PhD, Associate Professor