Amy Lewis is a research assistant at CAST and a collaborator in the Artist*Academic project. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours from the University of Auckland, and she is currently pursuing a Master's degree in the History of Art at the University of Edinburgh. Her research background is grounded in Museum and Latin American studies, with a particular interest in decolonial theory, transnational art, and Latin American art histories. Her current research seeks to explore the role of creative pedagogies and decolonial methodologies within arts institutions to promote cultural inclusion and social justice.
I have always been a creative person and I like to experiment with new artistic mediums. I am passionate about dancing (especially salsa and forró), poetry, mosaics, and painting, and my ideal day involves visiting an art gallery or museum. I love to travel to unusual places and I am an avid hiker – I love hiking along the coast!