Min Gu

Dr. Min Gu is an Assistant Professor of Arts Education/Community-Based Arts Education in the Department of Liberal Studies at California State University, Long Beach. 

Ph.D. in Art Education, The Pennsylvania State University

Disability experiences in art classrooms have often been overlooked, dismissed, and/or stigmatized by normative understandings of art making and art learning. Challenging such disenfranchisement, my research examines the nuanced and differentiated experiences of people with disabilities that otherwise go unrecognized by ableist art curriculum and pedagogy. Informed by the ways in which disability continuously challenges and informs the field of arts education, I also explore how differentiated experiential participation plays in the lives of students, preservice teachers, in-service teachers, and in the lives of others engaged in diverse communities.