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Flavia Maria Cunha Bastos

Title: Professor
Office: 4280D Aronoff Center
Tel: 513-556-2520
Email: flavia.bastos@uc.edu

Flávia Bastos, Ph.D., is a Brazilian native who lives and
works in Cincinnati. Flávia is Professor in Visual Arts Education, in the School of Art, University of Cincinnati. She also directs the Art Futures Program, a community- based initiative that prepares local youth through the process of socially engaged art to consider professional careers and college. Her research and scholarship are indebted to her Brazilian roots, experiences with social and cultural diversity and inspired by the educational philosophy of educator Paulo Freire. Therefore, art education practices are fueled by progressive education ideas that honor the artistic potential and celebrate possibilities and talents of all people. Flávia’s recent accomplishments include being Director of the Higher Education Division of the National Art Education Association and member of the Council of Policy Studies in Art Education; receiving in 2009 the Ziegefeld Award of the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) for her distinguished service in international art education and in 2007 the Mary J. House Award of the National Art Education Association Women’s Caucus. She is past senior editor of the Journal of Art Education and has published and lectured extensively in the United States and other countries such as such as South Africa, Brazil, Chile, Indonesia, Spain, and Portugal. Her books include Transforming City Schools through Art: Approaches to Meaningful K-12 Learning, a co-edited volume published by Teachers College Press (2012), and the anthology Connecting Creativity Research and Practice in Art Education: Foundations, Pedagogies, and Contemporary Issues, recently released by the National Art Education Association.

Education

  • Ph.D, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN., 1999 (Art Education).
  • Bachelor of Arts , University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre,Brazil, 1989 (Pedagogy).
  • Master of Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1996 (Art Education).

Research Information

Research Interests

Community-based art education, art education theory and methods, global and international art education, social-reconstruction and education, qualitative and arts-based research methods, cross-cultural and ethnographic research, participatory action-research, minority and underrepresented education, community-based art and social-practice art, community empowerment, service-learning.

Research Support

  • DAAP Camp Scholarships for Art FUTURES students, UC Diversity. 2015.
  • University Editorial Scholarship; full UGS and stipend for an editorial assistant over 2 years, Graduate School, University of Cincinnati. 2009 to 2011.
  • University Research Council Interdisciplinary Grant, University of Cincinnati. 2009 to 2010.
  • Faculty Development Council Interdisciplinary Award, University of Cincinnati. 2009 to 2010.
  • (PI), Bastos, Flavia Maria Cunha, Artist in Residence, Ohio Arts Council. (080032), 07/01/2008 to 09/30/2008.

Publications

Published Books

  • Bastos, F. M. C., & Zimmerman, E. (In Press). Connecting Creativity Research and Practice in Art Education. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

Book Chapters

  • Bastos, F. M. C. Creating communities at home and abroad. Through the prism: Looking into the spectrum of writings (pp. 29-46). Reston, VA:National Art Education Association..
  • Hutzel, K., Bastos, F. M. C., & Cosier, K. (. (2012). Introduction and Conclusion. Transforming city schools through art: Approaches to Meaningful K-12 learning New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
  • Bastos, F. M. C. (2012). Artful cityscapes: Transforming urban education with art. In K. Hutzel, F. M. C. Bastos, & K. Cosier (Eds.), Transforming city schools through art: Approaches to meaningful K-12 learning (pp.13-23). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
  • Bastos, F. M. C. (2011). Understanding African Heritage in a Transnational Perspective: An Experience in Brazil. In B. Young (Eds.), Art, Culture and Ethnicity (pp.107-112). Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.
  • Bastos, F. M. C. (2012). Seeing the city: Resources, assets, and possibilities.. In K. Hutzel, F. M. C. Bastos, & K. Cosier (Eds.), Trasforming city schools through art: Approaches to meaningful K-12 learning (pp.11-12). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
  • Bastos, F. M. C. (2011). Understanding African Heritage in a Transnational Perspective: An Experience in Brazil. In B. Young (Eds.), Art, Culture and Ethnicity (2nd edition) (pp.107-112). Reston, VA:: National Art Education Association.

Other Publications

  • Bastos, F. M. C. (2015). Creating communities: The practice of visual arts educators today. The Painted Monkey: The Official Newsletter of the California Art Education Association, 41 (1), 9.
  • Bastos, F. M. C. (2015). Making the invisible visible. NAEA News, 57 (2), 9.
  • Bastos, F. M. C. (2014). Higher Education forums: An evolving tradition. NAEA News, 56 (5), 9.
  • Bastos, F. M. C. (2014). Artistry of leadership: Musings about the first National leadership conference. NAEA News, 56 (4), 9.
  • Bastos, F. M. C. (2014). Post-NAEA Musings: Conventions as Sites for Leading and Learning. NAEA News, 56 (3), 9.
  • Bastos, F. M. C., & McKay, S. W. (2014). Higher Education Division. NAEA News, 56 (2), 9.
  • Bastos, F. M. C. (2014). Higher Education Division. NAEA News, 56 (1), 10.
  • Bastos, F.M. C., Daiello, V., Holland, K., & Luessen, C. F. Hernández, Fendler, R. (Eds.), (2013). Walking spaces for socially engaged arts- based research: Reflections and disruptions in practice. 1st Conference on Arts-Based and Artistic Research: Critical Reflections on the Intersection between Art and Research, 185-194 Barcelona, Spain.
  • Bastos, F. M. C. (2013). Higher Education Division. NAEA News, 55 (5), 10.
  • Bastos, F. M. C. (2013). Participation. NAEA News, 55 (3), 9.
  • Bastos, F. M. C., & Zimmerman, E. (. (2015). Connecting Creativity Research and Practice in Art Education: Foundations, Pedagogies, and Contemporary Issues. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.
  • Romanos, M. C., Bastos, F. M.C., & Jenkins, L. (2010). Use of the arts as stimulus for economic development: Strategies for sustainable economic development and cultural preservation...

Technical Reports

  • Romanos, M. C., Bastos, F. M.C., & Jenkins, L. (2010). Use of the arts as stimulus for economic development: Strategies for sustainable economic development and cultural preservation...

Additional Publications

Newspaper Article

  • Bastos, F. M. C., & McKay, S. W. (2014). Higher Education Division (pp.Pg. 9-10)..

Editorial

  • Bastos, F. M. C. (2010). Place, 63 (6), Journal of Art Education (pp.4-5)..
  • Bastos, F. M. C. (2010). What does social justice art education look like?, Journal of Art Education, 63 (5) (pp.2-3)..
  • Bastos, F. M. C. (2010). Voice 2, Journal of Art Education, 63 (4) (pp.4-5)..
  • Bastos, F. M. C. (2010). Language, Journal of Art Education, 63 (3) (pp.4-5)..
  • Bastos, F. M. C. (2010). New media art education, Journal of Art Education, 63 (1) (pp.4-5)..

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • (2013). “Transforming Cities through Art: Pedagogies of Change and Empowerment” University of Barcelona, Spain.
  • Bastos, Flavia (04-2014). AITM Today Presentation to community art course, Art Education Program, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
  • Bastos, Flavia (2012). Colonialism, Resistance, and Transformation: A Brief History of Art Education in Brazil Visiting Artists and Scholars Program, Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.
  • Bastos, Flavia (01-2015). STEM to STEAM: Art Education for Today’s Students Evenings for Educators, Cincinnati Art Museum.
  • Bastos, Flavia (04-2014). Brazilian Art and Community Work Arts Administration, Education, and Policy Colloquium, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Bastos, Flavia (02-2014). Brazil Art, Culture, and Society World Vision Program, Wexner Center of the Arts, Ohio State Univeristy, Columbus, OH.
  • Bastos, Flavia (03-2013). Outsider Art Reel Abilities Film Festival, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Bastos, Flavia (10-2012). Everyday Innovation: The “little c” and the “BIG C” of creativity Introduction to Innovation Course, Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Research, Carl H. Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati.
  • Bastos, Flavia (05-2012). Teaching Art for Social Justice Evenings for Educators, Cincinnati Art Museum.
  • Bastos, Flavia (11-2011). Art Educators’ Visual Eyes Creativity (Keynote) Ohio Art Education Association, Annual Conference, Dayton, OH.
  • Bastos, Flavia (10-2010). Subversive Marks: Transgressive Meanings: Children’s Books by Brazilian Cartoonist Ziraldo Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio.
  • Bastos, Flavia (05-2010). Black Atlantic Art: Hybrid Cartographies of Brazil Minority Languages and Cultures of Latin America Program Spring Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
  • Bastos, Flavia (04-2010). Art Education and Contemporary Art Authors, Editors, and Composers, University of Cincinnati, OH.
  • Bastos, Flavia and Corrina Mehiel (09-2014). The pedagogical turn: A case against social Practices and participatory arts-based arts research methods Second BMBF-Workshop: International Perspectives of Research in Arts Education , German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, Germany,.
  • Bastos, Flavia (01-2013). Walking spaces for socially engaged arts-based research: Reflections and disruptions on practice Conference on Arts-Based and Artistic Research: Critical reflections on the intersection between art and research, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona, Spain.

Colloquia

  • Bastos, Flavia; Mehiel, Corrina (09-2014). The pedagogical turn: A case against social practices and participatory arts-based research methods. BMBF Workshop: International Perspectives of Research in Arts Education, Dusseldorf, Germany.
  • Bastos, Flavia (01-2013). Walking spaces for socially engaged arts-based research: Reflections and disruptions on practice. Conference on Arts-Based and Artistic Research, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Bastos, Flavia; Zimmerman, Enid (03-2015). Reconsidering Creativity in Art Education. National Art Education Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Bastos, Flavia; Broome, Jeff (03-2015). Conversations with Colleagues: Connecting with Higher Education Art Educators. National Art Education Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Bastos, Flavia (03-2015). Meet the Authors. National Art Education Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Bastos, Flavia; Zimmerman, Enid (03-2014). Using Innovative Teaching Practices and New Technologies to Reconsider Creativity in Art Education. National Art Education Association Conference, San Diego, California.
  • Bastos, Flavia (03-2014). Clothes Swap as Participatory Art and Education. National Art Education Association Conference, San Diego, California.
  • Bastos, Flavia; Daiello, Vittoria; Holland, Kris (03-2013). Creating a Community of Leaders in 21st Century Art Education. National Art Education Association Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Bastos, Flavia; Hutzel, Karen; Buffington, Melanie (03-2014). Seeing Art as Central to Urban Education Reform. National Art Education Association Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Bastos, Flavia; Zimmerman, Enid (03-2013). Developing a Community of Inquirers: Strengthening the Role of Creativity in Art Education. National Art Education Association Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Bastos, Flavia; Zimmerman, Enid (03-2012). Mind the Gap: Connecting Research and Practice about Creativity in Art Education. National Art Education Association Conference, New York, NY.
  • Bastos, Flavia; Diket, Read; Davis, Jack; Zimmerman, Enid (03-2011). Fellows Forum: Creativity over the Lifetime. National Art Education Association Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Bastos, Flavia; Hutzel, Karen (03-2011). Lasting Transformations: Outcomes of a 13-year Community-Based Art Education Program. National Art Education Association Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Bastos, Flavia; Zimmerman, Enid (04-2010). Practical Resources for Reconsidering Creativity Middle Level Art Classrooms. National Art Education Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Bastos, Flavia; Bode, Patty; Funk, Clayton; Gude, Olivia; Castro, Juan Carlow; Buffington, Melanie; Staikdis, Dryssi; Tavin, Kevin (04-2010). Super Section: Investigating Social Justice through Art and Theory: Questions, Practice, and Research. National Art Education Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Bastos, Flavia; Hafeli, Mary; Moore, Jo-Anna (04-2010). Super Section: Teaching Art in Urban Contexts. National Art Education Association Conference, National Art Education Association Conference.
  • Bastos, Flavia; Ballengee-Morris, Christine; Kundu, Rina; Aquila, Kelli (04-2010). Writing for Art Education. National Art Education Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Bastos, Flavia; Ballengee-Morris, Christine; Kundu, Rina; Aquila, Kelli “Art Education Editorial Board Meeting. National Art Education Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Bastos, Flavia; Carson, Mindy (11-2011). Teaching Students to Create Meaning through Photo Dyptychs. Ohio Art Education Association, Annual Conference, Dayton, OH.
  • Bastos, Flavia (11-2010). Writing for Art Education. Ohio Art Education Association, Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.

Honors & Awards

  • Mary Rouse Award2007. Women's Caucus, National Art Education Association.
  • National Ziegfeld Award2009. United States Society for Education through Art.
  • Council of Policy Studies in Art Education Elected Member2011.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2011 to 2012, Interim Director, School of Art ( University of Cincinnati), Cincinnati,OH.
  • 2013 to 2015, Director of Graduate Studies (2002-2011, 2013-2015), School of Art (University of Cincinnati), Cincinnati,OH.
  • 08-2009 to 12-2009, Visiting Professor of Art Education, University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
  • 08-2014 to Present, Professor of Art Education, School of Art, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2014 to Present, Program Direct, Art FUTURES (Fostering Urban Teens University-Related Experiences of Success), true.
  • 2006 to Present, Associate Professor of Art Education, School of Art, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2001 to 2006, Assistant Professor of Art Education, School of Art, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Service

  • Editor, Art Education 2011 to 2011
  • Associate Editor, Art Education 2009 to 2010
  • Committee Chair, Master's Committees Chaired, 2010 to 2015
  • Committee Member, Fine Arts Committees,
  • Doctoral Committee, 2014 to Present
  • Committee Member, 2011 to 2014
  • to 08/20/2015
  • to 2014
  • 2013 to Present
  • Coordinator, UC Foundation Employee Campaign, 01-2013 to 05-2013
  • CT&L New Faculty Mentorship Program New Faculty Mentor to Assistant Professor Cathy Crosby, 2012 to 2013
  • Member, Dean’s Executive Council, 2011 to 2012
  • Member, UC International Academic Director Search, UC International, to 2012
  • Member, Teaching for Hope and Justice Network Advisory Board, School of Education, UC, 2011 to Present
  • Artswave Campaign Department Coordinator, to 2012
  • Member, University Assessment Team, 2010 to 2012
  • Member elected, Rieveschl Award for Creative and/or Scholarly Works Committee, 2010 to 2012
  • Member, Service-Learning Advisory Council, University of Cincinnati, 2007 to 2011
  • Member, DAAP Lecture Series Committee 2014 to Present
  • Member, DAAP Graduate Studies and Research 2013 to Present
  • Chair, School RPT Committee 2014 to Present
  • Chair, Visiting Artists and Scholars Committee, 2013 to 2014
  • New Faculty Mentor to Assistant Professor Kris Holland, 2012 to 2013
  • New Faculty Mentor to Assistant Professor Vicki Daiello,, 2011 to 2012
  • Member, NASAD review committee 2011 to 2012
  • Member, Faculty workload committee to 2012
  • Member, Faculty Travel Committee 2011 to 2013
  • Chair, Art Education Graduate Program Committee, University of Cincinnati 2002 to 2011
  • Program Coordinator, 2011 to 2015
  • Member, Art Education Search Committee to 2010
  • Higher Education Division Director, National Art Education Association, 2013 to 2015
  • External Evaluator, Dr. Marina Sotiropoulou-Zorbala Promotion to the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Preschool Education of the University of Crete, Greece, to 2014
  • External Evaluator, Assistant Professor Nicole Marroquin for tenure in the Department of Art Education at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, IL, to 2014
  • External Evaluator, Dr. Clayton Funk Promotion to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy, The Ohio State University, to 2013
  • Higher Education Division Director-Elect, National Art Education Association 2011 to 2013
  • Member, Selection and Promotion Committee for the Tenureship of Dr. M. Sotiropoulou-Zorbala, Assistant Professor in the Department of Preschool Education of the University of Crete, Greece, to 2012
  • External Evaluator, Assistant Professor Ryan Shin promotion to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. School of Art, University of Arizona to 2011
  • External Evaluator, Assistant Professor Laura Trafi-Prats promotion to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. Peck School of the Arts, Department of Art and Design, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, to 2011
  • Member, Editorial Board, Revista Digital do Laboratório de Artes Visuais [Journal of the Laboratory of Visual Arts], Federal University of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 2010 to 2011
  • Senior Editor, The Journal of Art Education, National Art Education Association, 2009 to 2010
  • Vice-Chairperson, Artistic Committee, Cincinnati Ballet 2015 to 2016
  • Advisory Board Member, ReelAbiltities Festival to 2015
  • Trustee, Cincinnati Ballet, 2012 to Present
  • Board Member, Word Play 2012 to 2013
  • Design Committe Member, Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show 2011
  • Vice-Chair, Partners of the Americas Ohio Chapter 2010 to Present
  • Associate Member, Harmony Garden 2010 to Present

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • 2002 to Present ,American Association of University Professors,
  • 2009 to Present ,American Educational Research Association,
  • 1993 to 1998 ,Art Education Association of Indiana,
  • 1996 to Present ,Associação Nacional de Pesquisadores em Artes Plásticas,
  • 2012 to Present ,Federação de Arte Educadores do Brasil [Federation of Art Educators of Brazil,
  • 1995 to Present ,International Society for Education Through Art,
  • 1993 to Present ,National Art Education Association,
  • 2001 to Present ,Ohio Art Education Association,

Courses Taught

  • Comments: Areas of Expertise: community-based art education; art education theory and methods; global and international art education; social-reconstruction and education; qualitative and arts-based research methods; cross-cultural and ethnographic research; participatory action-research; minority and underrepresented education; community-based art and social-practice art; community empowerment; service-learning.