Curator, Global Indigenous Art, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas
Cassandra Mesick Braun received her PhD in anthropology from Brown University in 2012. She subsequently joined the Spencer Museum of Art as curator of global Indigenous art, where she integrates diverse works of art and material culture from the Americas, Africa, and Oceania into the teaching, research, exhibition, and outreach mission of the Museum. Her curatorial practice is interdisciplinary and collaborative and often incorporates her broad interests in Indigeneity and multiculturalism, art and medicine, contemporary Indigenous art, and social justice in museum settings. In addition to her role at the Spencer, Mesick Braun serves as affiliate faculty in the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Museum Studies Program at the University of Kansas and has been an active member of the Indigenous Cultures Festival committee and Native Faculty Staff Council.