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Olga Ivashkevich

Title: Associate Professor / Art Education
Department: School of Visual Art & Design
School of Visual Art and Design
Phone: 803-777-6223
Office: McMaster, 331
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Olga Ivashkevich

Higher Education

Ph.D. in Art Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2008
M.A. in Art Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2002


Dr. Ivashkevich’s research interests include girlhood studies, feminist intersectionality, youth criminalization, feminist and anti-carceral pedagogies, and youth media making for social change. Dr. Ivashkevich is an affiliate of the Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) program and serves as a WGST's Director of the Women's Well-Being Initiative. She has been conducting art and media making workshops for adjudicated girls from local communities since 2009. Dr. Ivashkevich co-edited two anthologies, “Girls, Cultural Productions, and Resistance” (Peter Lang, 2012) and "Teaching Civic Participation with Digital Media in Art Education: Critical Approaches for Classrooms and Communities" (Routledge, 2023). Her articles appeared in a number of peer-reviewed journals such as Studies in Art EducationVisual Arts ResearchJournal of Cultural Research in Art Education, Journal of Social Theory in Art EducationVisual Culture and Gender, and Art Education.


Mary Baskin-Waters Service-Learning Award, Women's and Gender Studies, University of South Carolina, 2023
Excellence in Service-Learning Faculty Award, University of South Carolina, 2017
Mary J. Rouse Research Award, Women’s Caucus, National Art Education Association, 2015Southeastern Region Higher Education Art Educator Award, National Art Education Association, 2014Higher Education Award, South Carolina Art Education Association, 2012Dissertation Fellowship, Art Education Department, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2006–2007Teaching Excellence Award, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2006

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