Visiting Assistant Professor of History of Art Roya Rastegar will be moderating a panel “Claiming Space: Communities to Museums” at the Leeway Foundation’s REVOLVE Conference on Saturday, Oct. 5.
The conference will convene artists, activists, cultural workers, organizers, scholars, and community leaders to celebrate examples from the past two decades where artists and cultural producers have connected their practice to social change movements.
Along with this conference, Rastegar is also serving on the jury of the New Orleans Film Festival, held Thursday, Oct. 5.
Rastegar is a scholar, artist, and curator. She served as the co-director of the Santa Cruz Women of Color Film & Video Festival; worked at Sundance, Tribeca, and the L.A. Film Festivals; and held a curatorial fellowship at the Whitney Museum ISP. She recently received a Creative Capital grant in the Emerging Fields, and is the co-writer of Wildness (2012), which premiered at MoMA’s Doc Fortnight Film Festival and won a Grand Jury Prize at Outfest. Her articles on film culture have appeared in The Nation, The Huffington Post, ColorLines Magazine, and The Feminist Wire. Rastegar is also an Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Bryn Mawr.