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Veronica Hicks

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Veronica Hicks

Spring 2017 Dissertation Fellow

Dual Ph.D. in Art Education and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

College of the Liberal Arts

College of Arts and Architecture

107 Arts Cottage

University Park , PA 16802

Biography:

Veronica Hicks explores relationships between art students and teachers who are labeled with triple jeopardy—a term referring to an individual who is Black, disabled, and a woman. In a collaborative feminist art project, Veronica, a past triple jeopardy art student and their illustrator are designing a narrative script and artwork for a co-authored graphic novel that is made by and for women of color labeled with disabilities. Veronica has been an invited lecturer for Penn State study abroad programs at Kwame Nkrumah University in Kumasi, Ghana, and at the Universität Wien in Vienna, Austria. Veronica is an active member of The Divas With Disabilities Project and was named a Global Ambassador for DWD in 2015. She received the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award in 2015-16 and was named a Penn State Africana Research Center dissertation fellow for 2016-17 due to her dissertation research on triple jeopardy art students.