Hayes P. Mauro
I received my doctorate in art history from the City University of New York Graduate Center, and am currently an associate professor at the Queensborough Community College. My first book, titled "The Art of Americanization at the Carlisle Indian School," was published by the University of New Mexico Press. That book addresses the role of pseudoscientific knowledge and visual representation in the effort to assimilate Native American students at the Carlisle Indian School, a federal boarding school established for such purposes. My current book project, which I am researching and writing, has the working title "Messianic Fulfillments" and is under contract with the University of Nebraska Press. This project chronoligcally and thematically traces the role of visual culture in the evangelization of Native Americans from the early efforts of the Puritans during the colonial era to the boarding schools of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I also recently edited an issue of the International Review of African American Art, a scholarly journal published by Hampton University. I will be chairing a panel on the aesthetics of the alt-Right political movement at the College Art Association conference next year. In addition to my scholarship and teaching, I have curated the student art exhibition at QCC and have an active interest in photography.