Bernida Webb-Binder, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Art History
Art & Visual Culture
Giles Hall G08
EducationPh.D., Cornell University
M.A., University of Denver
MLitt, The University of Auckland
B.A., Carleton College
Berinda Webb-Binder, Ph.D. most recently served as a gallery educator at Phillips Collection, a visiting assistant professor at Washington College and a development assistant and grant writer for the Monterey Museum of Art.
Her dissertation, "Affinities and Affiliations: Black Pacific Art in the United States and New Zealand, 1948-2008," was supported by a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. In it, she compares visual representations of the female body of color of and by Pacific American and African American women to uncover shared perspectives on blackness.
Her research area is Pacific art and blackness in diasporic art and visual culture in the United States and Oceania. Her broader interests are photographic portraiture, body art and performance, and narrative and identity.
"Pacific Identity through Space and Time in Lily Laita's Va i Ta"
The Space Between: Negotiating Culture, Place and Identity in the Pacific. Edited by A. Marata Tamaira. Occasional Paper 44, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, School of Pacific and Asian Studies. Honolulu: University of Hawaii, Manoa, 2009. 25-34. Available online at: https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/1468