Flavia Bastos

Associate Interim Dean 

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Flávia Bastos, Ph.D. is a University of Cincinnati Distinguished Research Professor in the Arts and Humanities. Her research is inspired by the educational philosophy of educator Paulo Freire. Flávia is a Distinguished Fellow of the National Art Education Association, past chairperson for the Council of Policy Studies in Art Education, and former Director of the Higher Education Division of the National Art Education Association. Her current project Who is American Today? received the Excellence in Research in Education through Art, International Society for Education through Art in 2021. She received the 2009 Ziegfeld Award of the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) and the Mary J. House Award of the National Art Education Association Women’s Caucus in 2007. She is past senior editor of the Journal of Art Education and has published and lectured extensively in the United States and abroad.

At UC Professor Bastos has directed the Graduate Program in Art Education for many years, helped establish the Latino Faculty Association, and served as Executive Director of the Emeriti Association. She joins the Graduate College leadership team in the role of Interim Associate Dean.