Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Lecture
Faith Ringgold & Jo Hockenhull
The Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Visiting Lecturer series was launched in 1996 by the Department of Women's Studies to honor Jo Hockenhull, a Washington State University professor emeritus of fine arts.
Jo Hockenhull was director of women's studies for more than 10 years. She is a talented artist, a dedicated activist, and a tireless supporter of women artists, particularly women artists of color and women artists from the Third World.
At WSU, she focused on building programs and initiatives supporting diversity, the liberal arts, free speech, and critical thinking.
Jo Hockenhull was a popular and devoted teacher, as well as an effective administrator. She was associate dean of the WSU Vancouver campus. She was also vice president of the National Women's Caucus for the Arts and a recipient of that organization's Northwest chapter's Kathe Kollwitz Award for outstanding contributions to women in the visual arts.
She is a founding member and longtime board member of the Northwest Print Council. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and incorporated as illustrations in two books published by WSU Press.
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
March 30, 2011
Jo Hockenhull Lecturers have been visual artists, writers, poets, performance artists, and other creative people dedicated to issues of social justice.
Past lecturers include:
- LisaNa M. Red Bear (2008-09)
- Faith Ringgold (2006-07)
- Alma Lopez (2004-05)
- Guerrilla Girls (2002-03)
- Octavia Butler (2000-01)
- Coco Fusco (1998-99)
- Yong Soon Min (1997-98)
- Anna Chavez (1996-97)