Sarah Travis

Assistant Professor of Art Education

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Bio

Sarah Travis is an Assistant Professor in Art Education in the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Travis has a BA in Art Studio and African and African Diaspora Studies from Tulane University, an MA in Art Education from the University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD in Art Education from the University of North Texas. She uses qualitative research methods to examine issues around the sociocultural identities and experiences of artists, art students, and art educators. She received the 2019 Elliot Eisner Doctoral Research Award from the National Art Education Association for her dissertation, Portraits of Young Artists: Artworlds, In/Equity, and Dis/Identification in Post-Katrina New Orleans. She is the co-editor of Pedagogies in the Flesh: Case Studies on the Embodiment of Sociocultural Differences in Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and has published articles in Art EducationStudies in Art EducationThe Urban Review, International Journal of Education & the Arts, and Journal for Cultural Research in Art Education. Dr. Travis serves as an Editorial Review Board member for the journals of Art Education and Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education.

Publications

Books

Travis, S., Stokes-Casey, J., & Kim, S. (Eds.). (2020). Arts education in action: Collaborative pedagogies for social justice. University of Illinois Press.

Travis, S., Kraehe, A. M., Hood, E. J., & Lewis, T. E. (Eds.). (2018). Pedagogies in the flesh: Case studies on the embodiment of sociocultural differences in education. Palgrave Macmillan.

Journal Articles

Travis, S. (2020). Flashpoints of artist identity formation. Art Education, 73(5), 16-25.

Travis, S. (2019). Whiteness, artist identities, and artworld spaces. Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, 36(3), 91-109.

Salazar, S., & Travis, S. (2019). [self] re-presentation & [self] reflection: a conversation about artmaking, teaching, and research. Visual Arts Research, 45(1), 90-94.

Travis, S. (2018). Art as civil disobedience: Allora & Calzadilla [Instructional Resources]. Art Education71(4), 50-58.

Travis, S., & Hood, E. J. (2016). Troubling sociocultural narrative pedagogy: Implications for art educators. Studies in Art Education, 57(4), 318-328.

Kraehe, A. M., Acuff, J. B., & Travis, S. (2016). Equity, the arts, and urban education: A review. The Urban Review, 48(2), 220-244.

Kraehe, A. M., Hood, E. J., & Travis, S. (2015). "I'm so offended!": Curriculum flash points and critical arts education. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 16(18). 

Book Chapters

Travis, S., & Gaztambide-Fernández, R. (2018). Histories of race and racism in the arts in education: Colonialisms, subjectivities, and cultural resistances [Section Introduction]. In A. M. Kraehe, R. Gaztambide-Fernández, & B. S. Carpenter, The Palgrave handbook on race and the arts in education. Palgrave Macmillan. 

Travis, S. (2018). (Dis)orienting laughter. In S. Travis, A. M. Kraehe, E. J. Hood, & T. E. Lewis (Eds.), Pedagogies in the flesh: Case studies on the embodiment of sociocultural differences in education (pp. 97-102). Palgrave Macmillan. 

Book Reviews

Travis, S. (2015). Book review of Living alterities: Phenomenology, embodiment, and race Ed. by E. S. Lee. Critical Philosophy of Race, 3(2), 349-351.

Travis, S. (2014). Book review of Race, remembering, and Jim Crow’s teachers by H. Kelly. The Oral History Review, 41(2), 395-397.