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Dylan AT Miner

Professor and Senior Associate Dean

Portrait of Dylan AT Miner


Dylan AT Miner is a distinguished artist, activist, and scholar. He currently serves as Senior Associate Dean for Research, Creative Practice, and Graduate Education, as well as on the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design leadership team. Miner’s artistic and scholarly practice transcends disciplinary boundaries and geopolitical borders. He holds a PhD in Art History (Arts of the Americas) from The University of New Mexico. His transdisciplinary training provides the academic foundation for his diverse contributions to the Stamps School of Art and Design. Before joining the University of Michigan, Miner spent 16 years at Michigan State University (MSU), where he served as a professor—and later the dean—in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities. At MSU, Miner was also director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies for seven years.

As an artist, Miner has hung more than two dozen solo exhibitions and participated in more than 115 group exhibitions. He has created graphics for numerous community organizations, social justice campaigns, and environmental organizations. He is also a founding member of Justseeds, a decentralized artists’ cooperative of over 40 artists committed to social, environmental, and political engagement. A frequent writer, Miner’s book Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island was published by the University of Arizona Press. In addition, his bibliography includes writings published through Duke University Press, Yale University Press, Oxford University Press, University of Toronto Press, Third Text Publications, Routledge, Palgrave MacMillan, and many more.