Heidi Nickisher

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Home Department and Title: School of Art; Principal Lecturer

Interests (Teaching/Research): 18/19th century European Art; Latin American Art; Pre-Columbian Art; history of ceramics (e.g., Maya Classic-Period vases; 16th century Italian Maiolica; 18th century European Porcelain); the intersection of women and gender studies with artistic production

Year started at RIT:  1996

Favorite place(s) on campus: Eastman Quad

Mentorship areas:  preparing for promotion (lecturers get so little mentoring in this arena!) and supporting intersectional groups such as LGBTQIA, women of color, deaf/HoH women

  1. Proud Professional Moment: What is the most significant/proudest accomplishment in your career? Completing dissertation after way too many years!


  1. Trials and Foils: What is the one challenge you had @ RIT and how did you overcome it? Every day presents challenges… I just try to be kind to myself and others.


  1. Words of Wisdom: What is the one thing you know now, that you wish you knew when you arrived first year? The more things change, the more they remain the same.


  1. Future Aspirations: What you would like to accomplish in the next 10-15 years? Publish a really good book on Latin American Art!