Jennifer C. Vigil has a doctorate in Art History from the University of Iowa specializing in 20th and 21st-century American art with an emphasis on intersectionality. Her research focuses on contemporary Native American art examining issues of sovereignty, self-determination, appropriation, identity politics, and cultural theory.
She has been in the trenches teaching for over 20 years. From a very early age, she began reflecting on what makes an effective teacher (perhaps it was because of her third-grade teacher, Sister Edwardina's soul-crushing teaching style with an emphasis on public shaming). She draws on her experience as an artist, art historian, curator, and mentor as she helps art instructors more effectively and profitably teach art online.