MaríadelMar González joined the ACLU of Utah as Community Outreach Fellow in July 2017.
MaríadelMar is an art historian, grassroots activist, and community advocate.
Since arriving in Utah during the summer of 2016, MaríadelMar has been a full-time activist focused on nonpartisan voter registration, bilingual (English-Spanish) phone-banking and canvassing, drafting calls-to-action, and more recently advocating for a progressive agenda that benefits women and marginalized communities in the state of Utah. She has been involved in local organizations and nonprofits that work to establish accessible pedagogy, cultural programming, and interdisciplinary collaborations with underrepresented communities.
She holds a Ph.D. in modern and contemporary art history from the University of Illinois specializing in the intersection of art and politics. She has experience in institutions of higher education, art museums, and nonprofits including the California College of the Arts, University of Utah, and Smithsonian National Museum of American History. As an educator and arts advocate, she is focused on bridging the gap between the academic and public communities. Her scholarly work is informed by her experience as a Latina and by her interest in social justice and access to educational resources.
MaríadelMar grew up in Columbia, Missouri, and Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, attending the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez for her undergraduate work in studio art. She went on to attend Indiana University-Bloomington and the University of Illinois for her M.A. and Ph.D. in art history, respectively. In addition to her activism and advocacy, MaríadelMar remains active in the field of art history publishing scholarly articles and presenting at conferences. During her free time she enjoys thrifting, cooking, scouting the farmers market, and visiting art museums.