In October 2019 I was awarded (along with my co-author, Elise Homan) the Outstanding Article of the Year Award from the Feminist and Women’s Studies Division of the National Communication Association for our article, “Crossing Borders, Building Solidarity: Affective Labor in Shaping Coalitional Murals.” It will be presented on Friday November 15th at the Division Business Meeting in Baltimore.
In Chicago, I presented at Northwestern University on Friday October 4th and the Seminary Coop Urban Readers Series in Chicago on October 7th in conversation with Ralph Cintron at 6pm-7pm. I was interviewed on Think Theory by Damien Perdue on WPCT-820 Chicago, and the podcast of the interview is here: https://soundcloud.com/chicagosprogressivetalk/think-theory-radio-painting-public-10519?in=chicagosprogressivetalk%2Fsets%2Fthink-theory-radio-saturdays-6&fbclid=IwAR1clZJikbHg5IDLv_Wr0GyZ3iP1SShtvr1uCk-frZQbJOEVleQ_P5_B1cQ
In September 2019 I participated in the CIMU festival at UNAM-Facultad de Arte y Diseño Xochimilco on two panels, one on women in urban art, and another about being a woman researcher/programmer/documentarian of urban art.
I received the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division of the National communication Associations’ Early Career Award, which will be presented in November in Baltimore: https://www.comm.pitt.edu/news/caitlin-bruce-nca-rct-2019-early-career-award-winner
I received the 2019-2021 Global Academic Partnership Grant from Pitt’s Global Studies Center to support programming on Youth, Creative Cities, and Urban Art: https://www.comm.pitt.edu/news/caitlin-bruce-awarded-2019-2021-global-academic-partnership-gap-award
The Painting Publics book tour is in the works. The book launch will be at The Shop-Homewood in Pittsburgh (http://theshop.org/) on April 12th, 6pm-8pm.
You can listen to me discuss my work with Wit López on Artblog Philly’s podcast this Spring, see me at and Wit in conversation at Head House Books on April 25th at 7pm-9pm; https://www.headhousebooks.com/events-NEW
I’ll be doing a reading at the Philadelphia City Institute Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library April 27th from 3pm-4pm;
I am sharing my work at Penn State University’s Communication Arts and Sciences Colloquium on February 22, 2019 at 2:30.
Painting Publics is now listed on Temple University Press’ Spring 2019 catalog!
Adryana Carrera, “El Arte Urbano Leones es Motivo de Investigacion y Analysis,” El Sol de León, February 19, 2018. https://www.elsoldeleon.com.mx/local/el-arte-urbano-leones-es-motivo-de-investigacion-y-analisis.
Luis Miguel López, “La conversación mural de León,” Ruleta Rusa, 7 February 2019. http://www.ruletarusa.mx/historiasrr/la-conversacion-mural-de-leon/.
José Antonio Castro Murillo, “Pone ejemplo León en Control de ‘grafiteros’” AM (León Guanajuato Mexico), A/2, 24 December, 2017.
Dan Crawley, “Artists Brightening Once-Gloomy South Side Passage with Mural,” KDKA, May 2, 2017, https://www.google.com/search?q=kdka+south+side+mural&oq=kdka+south+side+mural&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.2909j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8.
“Artists work with Graffiti Watch to learn, display neighborhood’s history,” South Side Reporter, May 2, 2017. 77, no. 44, http://www.sopghreporter.com/story/2017/05/02/front-page/artists-work-with-graffiti-watch-to-learn-display-neighborhoods-history/17704.html?m=true.
Deborah Fallows, “Language as Art in Pittsburgh,” The Atlantic. March 21, 2016. https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/03/language-as-art-in-pittsburgh/474342/
Sherry Mazzochi, “Up in the Air,” Manhattan Times, September, 2013. https://www.manhattantimesnews.com/up-in-the-airarriba-en-el-aire/