- GRADUATE STUDIES
- STUDENT LIFE
Maria F Minickiello
Ecofeminism is a feminist movement in which action is taken to raise the awareness of what is happening to the Earth—specifically the degradation of the planet. There are women environmental artists who create work with the same desire to raise awareness, consciousness and understanding of what is happening to the essential resources necessary to sustain life on our planet.
The study explores women environmental artists who aim to communicate their concern about the destructive dominance over many of the resources on our planet, many of who support, perpetuate, and identify with the Ecofeminist agenda and some who do not. The reasons why some women artists do not identify with an Ecofeminist agenda and why that is or is not important will also be explored and discussed in this study.
Research methods include gathering data from feminist literature, artist literature, biographies, memoirs, monographs, photographs, and personal interviews with the artists.
The student plans to complete the dissertation by May 2011.