Katie Elizabeth Apsey

Position title: Project Assistant (2017-2020)

Email: info@irh.wisc.edu

Phone: 608.262.3855, Room 220

Picture of Katie Apsey wearing jeans and a blue shirt crouched in a cave

Katie Apsey is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a master’s degree in Art History from Concordia University in Montreal. Her research focuses on Contemporary Native/First Nations dance and art and the frames used to discuss indigenous performance happening within museum and gallery spaces. Most recently, she worked at the College Art Association as Manager of Programs where she helped run CAA’s annual conference, award juries, and professional development programs. Katie has held internships and fellowships at a wide variety of museums, tribal galleries, and archives, but has spent the most extensive time working at the Brooklyn Museum as an adult programs educator, a curatorial assistant for the Asian, African, and Islamic collections, and as part of the “Audience Engagement” team that developed the phone app “ASK.” Katie is also a practicing dancer and purported capoeirista.