Suzanne Scott Constantine
Suzanne Scott Constantine is a Term Full Professor in the social justice concentration in the Integrative Studies Program in New Century College, George Mason University. She also served as Director of Women and Gender Studies from 2009-2013. She holds an M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Art, with a concentration in art as cultural critique and social action, from Goddard College, and an M.A. in English Literature, with a concentration in feminist literary theory, from James Madison University. She is a performance, mixed media and installation artist whose work focuses on representations of the marginalized and disenfranchised people in our culture and around the world. She creates performance pieces as well as lecture presentations on issues of racial, gender and class injustices; whiteness and white privilege; contemporary art dealing with social justice issues. She has developed a range of courses that explore issues of social justice, race, class and gender and that explore the role of the creativity and the arts in helping to communicate across divides on these issues. Much of her academic work focuses on methods of fostering democratic dialogue in a diverse classroom. She was the founding chair of the New Century College Diversity Committee and continues to work in collaborative environments to define strategies for enhancing dialogue in the classroom when covering difficult or emotion-laden subjects.