Rebecca Cifaldi

Rebecca Gonzalez Cifaldi (she/her) is a mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and ally. She is a photographer, artist, designer, graphic design historian, and educator. Born in 1969 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter and granddaughter of Mexican immigrants, she spent her childhood in the suburban region of Detroit known as “Downriver.” Rebecca earned an MFA in photography at Columbia College Chicago and an MA and BFA in studio art from Eastern Michigan University. Her artwork explores many media related to non-silver and alternative photographic processes, handwritten typography, and digital methods of production, exploring concerns of time, space, memory, and grief. Rebecca has served as the Secretary of the Union of Nontenure-Track Faculty since 2022. She is currently an assistant professor in the Art, Art History, and Design department in the graphic design area. Her teaching practice focuses on antiracism and inclusive pedagogy. Rebecca was a fellow in the College of Arts & Letters Inclusive Pedagogy Fellowship Program, culminating in an OER (Open Educational Resources) toolkit.