Deborah Deacon

SUM/WTR Faculty Teaching
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
SUM/WTR Faculty Teaching
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505

Biography

Deborah Deacon is an art historian whose work includes the art of East and Southeast Asia, animation and comics, textiles and women, war and art. She primarily works with Japanese manga/anime and western popular culture. Her research focuses on art made by women in response to war and on depictions of military women in popular culture.

Professor Deacon is involved in community activities, serving as a speaker throughout the Phoenix area, including Phoenix Comicon. She served as the President of the Asian Arts Council at the Phoenix Art Museum for three years and has curated exhibitions on textiles of war, Japanese manga and anime and photographs of India.

She teaches class in the Art of Asia, Chinese Art, Anime, The History of Comics and The History of Animation.

Education

  • Ph.D. History and Theory of Art, ASU 2005
  • M.S. Transportation Management, Naval Postgraduate School 1987
  • M.A. Humanities, Old Dominion University 1983
  • B.A. Art History, ASU 2000
  • B.A. French, Albright College 1974

Research Interests

Anime/manga

Textiles

Women, war and art

Military women in film

Publications

American Women Artists in Wartime, 1776-2010 (co-author).  Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, Inc., 2011.

War Imagery in Women's Textiles (co-author).  Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, Inc., 2014.

"Musha-e (Warrior Prints)" and Senso-e (War Prints) in Japan at War: An Encyclopedia, edited by Louis G. Perez.  Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2013.

"Rosie the Riveter" and "U.S. Merchant Marine Academy" in The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspective. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, Inc., 2016

"Stitches of WAr: Women's Commentaries on Conflict in Latin America" in New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future: Proceedings from the Textile Society of America 14th Biennial Symposium. Los Angeles, 2014

"Textiles of War: Women's Commentaries on Conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan" in Textiles nad Politics: Proceedings from the Textile Society of America 13th Biennial Symposium. Washington, DC, 2012.

"Picturing the Other: Images of Burmans in Imperial Britain" in Victorian Periodicals Review (Fall 2002): 214-226

"Stitches of War," Suvannabhumi 15(January 2004): 2-3

Research Activity

  • Isaac,Gwyneira*, Aldama,Dulce M, Deacon,Deborah Anne. STITCHES OF WAR. (3/8/2003 - 10/31/2003).
  • Deborah Deacon. The Samurai Re-imagined: From Ukiyo-e to Anime.  Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA.,2009
  • Deborah Deacon and Lindsey Pedersen.  Animate Objects: Objects from the Alice and Marc Davis Papua New Guinea Collection, ASU, 2004
  • Weavings of War, Fabric of Memory traveling exhibition, researcher, 2005-2007
  • The Denison University Museum Asian Collection textile researcher, 2013
  • The Roberts Collection of FIlipino Paintings, 2010
  • Windgate Intern, ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center, 2005

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ARS 201 Art of Asia
ARS 394 Special Topics
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
ARS 394 Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ARS 394 Special Topics
ARS 472 Art of China
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ARS 394 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ARS 394 Special Topics
ARS 472 Art of China
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ARS 394 Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ARS 394 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ARS 394 Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
ARS 394 Special Topics

Honors/Awards

Fulbright Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2003-2004

Student Enrichment and Travel Grants, ASU, 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000

Fifteenth Annual Student Affairs Tribute to Faculty Nominee, 2004

Professional Associations

<p>College Art Association</p> <p>Southwest Popular American Culture Associatoin</p> <p>Association for Asian Studies</p> <p>Friends of Asian Art</p> <p>Cactus WAVES</p>

Service

President and Secretary, Asian Arts Council, Phoenix Art Museum 2010-2017

Judge, ASU Confucius Institute Poster Design Contest, 2011-2013

Judge, Deer Valley Rock Art Center Children Rock Art Exhibit 2008

Consultant, Otaku University: An Anime Conference, 2007

Organizer, Arizona Academic Decathlon Coaches' Clinic, 2006

 

 

Work History

<p>Dean of Graduate Studies, College of Humanities and Sciences, Harrison Middleton University,2008-present</p> <p>Coordinator/Student Adviso/Faculty Associate, ASU Center for Asian Research, 2000-2008</p> <p>U. S. Navy, Director/Program Manager/Executive Officer/Officer in Charge, 1976-1996</p> <p>Special Education Teacher, Trenton Board of Education, Trenton, NJ, 1974-1976</p>