Dr. Andrea Liss's engagement with feminist art, gender encounters, and motherhood spans writing, research, teaching, curating, and community collaboration. Her book Feminist Art and the Maternal (University of Minnesota Press, 2009) is critically regarded as a pioneering book in the fields of maternal studies and visual culture. Dr. Liss is passionate about the new ways of knowing that emerge from thinking about the maternal as lived experience and as critical discourse where love and compassion are the founding ethics of cultural politics. Her current projects are concerned with maternal ethics, intergenerational memories, mourning, and social justice. Her recent projects include the essays "The Poetics of Carrie Mae Weems' Documentary Portraits of Past and Present: Explorations of Grace, Love, and Justice," Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, December 2019, "Lenka Clayton's Maternal Economy: The Performance of Wonder and Respect," Performance Research Journal, June 2017, "Maternal Aesthetics: The Surprise of the Real," a guest-curated issue of Studies in the Maternal issue 5(1) 2014 and the exhibition Reel Mothers: Film, Video Art and the Maternal at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 2010. Dr. Liss is also the author of Trespassing through Shadows: Memory, Photography and the Holocaust (University of Minnesota Press, 1999). Dr. Liss is Professor Emeritus of Contemporary Visual Culture and Cultural Theory in the School of the Arts at California State University, San Marcos and a recipient of the Fulbright Scholar Award.