Mason School of Art | Hayon Park
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Hayon Park

Hayon Park
Assistant Professor
Art Teaching and Learning, Early Childhood Art Education, Research in Art Education
Art and Design Building; MSN: 1C3
(703) 993-5501

Hayon Park, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at George Mason University. She is the author of Rancière and Emancipatory Art Pedagogies: The Politics of Childhood Art (2023) and co-editor of the anthology Visual Arts with Young Children: Practices, Pedagogies, and Learning (2021). She currently serves as an 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, and as the Southeastern representative of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Higher Education Division.

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 recent works also include explorations of digital technologies in secondary art education, post-qualitative inquiry, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in global childhoods. 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. She currently serves as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Education & the Arts, a reviewer for Art Education, and a guest reviewer for the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Visual Arts Research, and other journals.

Prior to joining the faculty at Mason, Dr. Park previously held faculty appointments at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the 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 (South Korea).