Patricia Marroquin Norby is the Director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies. An award-winning artist and scholar of American Indian art and visual culture, she earned her PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her dissertation, “Visual Violence in the Land of Enchantment,” has been nominated twice for best dissertation awards, including the Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize for Best Doctoral Dissertation in American Studies and the University of Minnesota Best Dissertation Award in the Arts and Humanities. Her writing centers on three artists from Northern New Mexico: Tonita Peña, Helen Hardin, and Georgia O’Keeffe. In her work, she utilizes her fine arts training to draw critical connections between art production, environmental politics, and the physical health of American Indian women artists. Currently, she is co-editing a special issue on aesthetic violence for the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, published by UCLA. She is also collaborating with the Great Lakes Scholar Dr. Susan Sleeper-Smith on a book of representations of American Indian and Indigenous women in the Newberry collections. Born in Chicago, Illinois she is of Purépecha/Nde and Chicana heritage.