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Michele Avis Feder-Nadoff

Author, Editor, Reviewer

El Colegio de Michoacán



Dr. Michele Avis Feder-Nadoff is an artist and anthropologist, PhD in Social Sciences, El Colegio de Michoacán, Mexico and M.F.A and B.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Feder-Nadoff is a Fulbright Scholar (2010-11), editor of Rhythm of Fire: The Art & Artisans of Santa Clara del Cobre (2004), director-producer of the video documentary Night-Blooming Jasmine: Santa Clara del Cobre, and founder of Cuentos Foundation which she directed between 1998-2009. Her paintings and sculptures are included in the permanent collections of the Illinois State Museum, DePaul University Art Museum, Elmhurst Art Museum, Rockford Art Museum, Figge Art Museum and other public and private and collections. Forthcoming publications include the edited volume, Performing Craft in Mexico: Artisans, Aesthetics and the Power of Translation, Lexington Press, 2022 and the monograph, An Anthropology of Making in Santa Clara del Cobre: The Presence of Absence, Palgrave.