Year entered:: 2008
Degree sought:: PhD
Research interests:: Contemporary indigenous artists and the negotiation of identity, power and autonomy within originally Western institutions such as the Fine Arts market
Regional specialzation:: American Southwest and Dominican Republic
BackgroundJaclyn is currently a PhD candidate in Historical Anthropology at The College of William and Mary. She specializes in research on Native North American Art, commodification, appropriation, stylistic hybridity, and issues of identity. Her dissertation research focuses on uses of humor and historic as well as contemporary depictions of clown and trickster figures among the Hopi and Oglala, Lakota tribes of the Southwest and the Northern Plains culture areas.