Amy Anderson, Ph.D.

Amy Anderson, Ph.D.

Amy Anderson, Ph.D.

Art History

Curriculum Vitae


Amy is an artist, instructor, and dissertation writing coach focused on equitable pedagogy. She excels in concept recognition and development. Amy received her Ph.D. in Transformative Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies where she investigated theories for decolonizing academia and conducted a study on the student experience of critique in an M.F.A. program. Her M.F.A. inquiry explored Albert Camus' philosophical notion of the absurd, as it applies to individual roles in contemporary society. Amy's work prompts reflection about socially constructed culture, expectations, and indoctrinations and the effects of such conditions on the individual. Selected residencies and exhibitions: Serlachius Residency, Finland; LĂ­nea de Costa, Spain; Chautauqua Art Institution, NY, {Re}Happening, Black Mountain College, NC. 


  • Ph.D. in Transformative Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco
  • M.A.L.S. (Master of Arts in Liberal Studies), University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • M.F.A. in Visual Arts, Western Carolina University, NC
  • B.A. in Philosophy and Religion and Studio Arts, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Courses Taught

Upper Division

  • AH 3000 - Contemporary Arts of China
  • AH 3000 - Music, Dance, and Performance: Experiments at Black Mountain College
  • AH 3210/JPNS 3210 - The Life and Works of Yoko Ono