Berlin’s Eruv Talk

I will be presenting Berlin’s Eruv at KAM Isaiah Israel, as part of their World Jewry Program, this Sunday, November 8th. The lecture is open to the public. video still from interview with Moshe Or In 2008 I traveled to Berlin as part of exchange program with my University. Prior to this visit, I had never…

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Berlin’s Eruv at the 2009 Conney Conference on Jewish Art

I will be presenting Berlin’s Eruv at the 2009 Conney Conference: Performing Histories, Inscribing Jewishness at University of Wisconsin Madison. Berlin’s Eruv is a conceptual project that addresses the assumed non-presence of Jews in Germany. Berlin does not actually have an eruv. There is however, an active Jewish community, one that is frequently overshadowed by…

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Negotiating Diaspora Identities Through New Media

Join PhD Anthropology Candidate Eric Repice and MFA Candidate Maya Escobar in a brown bag lunch discussion concerning transnational, transcultural, and hybrid negotiations of identity through new media. How do these discussions vary between our fields? Eric Repice for more information on Eric Repice visit http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~esrepice/home for more information on Maya Escobar visit http://mayaescobar.com

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Cultural Identity Dialog Exchange

Below are selected excerpts from a grant proposal that I recently submitted to Washington University, for a cultural identity dialog exchange between Guatemalan Youth living within the diaspora and those living in Guatemala. Please contact me if you are interested in collaborating, participating (either yourself or your child) and funders. Within most North American contexts…

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Maya Escobar isn’t even Jewish

UPDATE: PHOTOS On an almost daily basis, I receive emails from people asking if I am in fact actually Jewish. Although I do find it somewhat bizarre that they find satisfaction in my acknowledgment of what I have already stated numerous times, I usually respond. Come to think of it, the occasions where I have…

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Identity Issues Affecting Puerto Rican Girls: An Artist Speaks

In her essay The Myth of the Latina Woman/ Just Met a Girl Named Maria, Judith Ortiz Cofer describes her Puerto Rican upbringing in a strict Catholic home in New Jersey, where she was taught to behave like a proper señorita. Cofer explains that the conflicting messages she received as a child, were those commonly…

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Obsessed With Frida Kahlo

obsessed with frida kahlo, 2007 el es frida kahlo, 2007 part of the piece I did for d[x]i magazine on the commodification of Frida Kahlo auto retrato, 2003 frida painting, 2007 frida puppets, 2007 In search of the #1 Frida Kahlo fan in the World PROVE IT answer the following questions: When did you fall…

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