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Amanda Cachia
Assistant Professor of Arts Leadership
Assistant Director, M.A. Program in Arts Leadership

Amanda Cachia has an established career profile as a curator, consultant, writer and art historian who specializes in disability art activism across intersectional axes of difference, including gender, race, and sexuality. She is the incoming tenure-track Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the MA in Arts Leadership Graduate Program at the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston, where she will also serve the Graduate Certificate in Museum and Gallery Management, and the Graduate Certificate in Arts and Health. Her first book, entitled The Agency of Access: Contemporary Disability Art and Institutional Critique, is forthcoming with Temple University Press in Fall 2024. Her second and third books are in development, entitled Hospitable Aesthetics: Rescripting Medical Images of Disability, and Disability Art: A Political History. Cachia is also the editor of Curating Access: Disability Art Activism and Creative Accommodation (2022) published by Routledge, which includes over 40 international contributors. She has a PhD in Art History, Theory & Criticism from the University of California San Diego. Cachia has curated approximately 50 exhibitions, many of which have traveled to cities across the USA, England, Australia and Canada. She is the recipient of the International Association For Visual Culture 2022 Early Career Researcher Prize. Cachia previously taught art history, visual culture, and curatorial and exhibition studies at Otis College of Art and Design, California Institute of the Arts, California State University Long Beach, California State University San Marcos and San Diego State University. Her website is