M.A. Art History
Sienna Stevens graduated summa cum laude from CSU Sacramento in the spring of 2020. While at CSUS, Sienna served as an instructional student assistant for a course on Renaissance and Baroque art. Prior to beginning her M.A., she presented at the CAA 2021 conference on her research paper concerning 18th-century British engravings made during Captain Cook’s first journey to the Pacific, as well as critiquing the imperial agenda of Eurocentrism in Oceania. Her primary research interests include 18th to 19th-century British imperialism, decolonial theory and historiography, Māori tā moko tattoo culture, and ways in which contemporary Aboriginal, Māori, and Hawaiian artists respond to memories of colonization and invasion.