Jessica L. Orzulak is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History specializing in contemporary American art and visual culture. Under the supervision of Professor Kristine Stiles, France Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. Jessica is researching for her dissertation titled "Gaming the Systems of Coloniality: Reverse Anthropology in the Artistic Practices of La Pocha Nostra and Postcommodity." It examines a critical artistic and theoretical intervention by the arts collectives La Pocha Nostra and Postcommodity into the legacy of 19th and 20th century anthropological discourse in popular culture.
Jessica received a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 2010 and an MA in Art History from the University of California, Riverside in 2014.
MA Thesis: “Picturing Soldaderas: Agency, Allegory, and Memory in Images of the 1910 Mexican Revolution”