lbright Scotland Visiting Professor, January to June 2019
Lawton, a fifth generation educator and native of Washington, DC, is a practicing artist and associate professor of art education at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA (USA). She holds an EdD degree in the College Teaching of Art from Teachers College, Columbia University; an MFA in Printmaking from Howard University; and a BA in Studio Art and Sociology from the University of Virginia. Her artistic and scholarly research involves visual narrative and intergenerational arts learning in community settings. In addition to her selection as a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh, Lawton will be the second American Tate Modern Exchange (London) Associate Artist (representing VCU) for July 16-21, 2019.
Blog (UK experiences)
Fulbright Research Project
While at the University of Edinburgh, Lawton will conduct community-based art education research through CERES (Center for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland) at the Moray House School of Education working with MSc students in Transformative Learning and Teaching, art PGDE students and members of the Sudanese and Sikh communities in creating altered books that support the development and presentation of diverse stories in Edinburgh.