Dr. Hayon Park is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at George Mason University. Prior to joining the faculty at Mason, Dr. Park previously held faculty appointments at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Arkansas, and the University of Dayton. She earned her Ph.D. and MS in Art Education at The Pennsylvania State University and a BFA in Painting from Ewha Woman’s University (Seoul, South Korea).
Informed by critical, poststructuralist, and post-developmental approaches, Dr. Park’s research and teaching focus on the politics, ethics, and aesthetics of childhood art and culture. Her research has appeared in national and international peer-reviewed journals, such as Studies in Art Education, Qualitative Inquiry, Art Education, and Visual Arts Research, as well as in other edited volumes at the intersection of visual arts education and early childhood studies. Dr. Park is co-editor with Dr. Christopher Schulte of the anthology Visual Arts with Young Children: Practices, Pedagogies, and Learning (2021, Routledge), and author of Rancière and Emancipatory Art Pedagogies: The Politics of Childhood Art (forthcoming 2023, Bloomsbury). She currently serves as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Education & the Arts and Reviewer for Art Education and the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy. Dr. Park is also the Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Childhood Art where she co-hosts Childhood Art Speaker Series and Childhood Art: A CSCA Podcast.