Visiting Assistant Professor
Dr. Catalina Hernández-Cabal is a Colombian-American scholar, artist, educator, and contemporary dance and improvisation practitioner. Catalina studies the intersection of movement, critical and feminist pedagogies, conceptual and contemporary art practices exploring social difference and seeking to cultivate generative art and educational encounters. As part of her commitment with feminist knowledge and pedagogy, Catalina’s research relies on partnerships, collaborations, and multiple forms of dialogue. She has shared her creative-pedagogic work in the form of participatory workshops with different groups and ages in locations like Bogotá-Colombia, Champaign-Urbana, New York, and Berlin-Germany. She was a 2020-2021 Kate Neal Kinley Fellow in the arts and a 2022 Smalley Fellow in Gender and Women’s Studies. Catalina received her master’s in education with concentration in curriculum, aesthetics and teacher education, and her PhD in art education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with concentrations in gender and women’s Studies and Latino-Latina studies.