Michael Orwicz is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Connecticut. He specializes in visual culture and human rights, and has published widely on the role of photography in human rights. He has also published on capitalist imperialism and the notion of spectacle; theories of nationalism and representation; and Marxism and the social history of art.
Robin Greeley is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Connecticut. She specializes in modern and contemporary Latin American art with particular emphasis on Mexico, and has published widely on the relationship between art and politics.
Founding members of the Symbolic Reparations Research Project (symbolicreparations.org), Dr. Orwicz and Dr. Greeley are engaged in analyzing policies and practices of aesthetic memorialization in symbolic reparations for victims of human rights violations in the Americas. They have co-written technical opinions for the United Nations and various NGOs and state entities in the Americas, and will soon submit the SRRP “Guidelines on the Use of Art in Symbolic Reparations,” to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.