Ph.D. - Humanities/Aesthetic Studies
The University of Texas at Dallas - 2013
M.A. - Humanities/Aesthetic Studies
The University of Texas at Dallas - 2007
M.A. - Biblical Studies/Counseling
Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas TX - 2004
B.F.A - Studio Art/Photography
Baylor University, Waco TX - 2001
2020 - Book
"Re-presentation and the Problem of True Stories." 2016 - exhibition brochure essay
Contributor, Related ExperienceDallas Pavilion 2019, Michael Corris, Ed., 2019.
Contributor, Dallas Pavilion, Michael Corris and Jasper Joseph-Lester, Eds. (on behalf of 500X Gallery), 2013.
Researcher, The Photograph Collector’s Guide, Lorraine Davis, Ed., 2010–11.
Reader, Intersections: Women’s and Gender Studies in Review across Disciplines, University of Texas at Austin, 2008–09 .
Member, 500X Gallery, Dallas TX, 2011–2015 (President, 2013–15).
Editor, The Grassburr (1995–97), The Rope (1998–2001), Sojourn (2005–08), Reunion: The Dallas Review (2008-09).
Chair, Society for Photographic Education South Central Chapter, 2019–present Volunteerism & Service
Leadership Team, Society for Photographic Education LGBTQ Caucus, 2018–20.
Combined Caucus Exhibition Committee, Society for Photographic Education, 2018-2020.
Member, Board of Directors, The Cedars Union, Dallas TX, 2017–2020.
Artist, Art Conspiracy, Dallas TX, 2014–present.
Volunteers in the Parks, National Park Service, Bighorn Canyon National Recreational Area, Lovell WY, 2015–18.
Diane Durant. Scholarly PublicationsStories, 1986–88. Daylight Books, 2020. (forthcoming)
Diane Durant, ed (and Introduction). Rozafa’s Milk: A Poetry Anthology. Mundus Artium Press, 88pp, 2017.
Diane McGurren, “Is This How It Ends Or What?: Vernon Fisher, Image/Text, and the Postmodern Narrative Under Erasure.” Afterimage (November/December 2011).
Diane McGurren, “Becoming Mythical: Existence and Representation in The Work of Christian Boltanski from La Vie Impossible to Personnes.” Afterimage (July/August 2010).
Feature in "Fort Worth Weekly" about Stories, 1986-88
and the Carter Community Artist program at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth.
Review of my 2018 exhibition, Mental Pictures
, at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.
Essay by Adam Neese for LenScratch.
Board of Directors
The Cedars Union
Society for Photographic Education - SouthCentral region and LGBTQ Caucus Leadership
Texas Photographic Society
College Art Association
Member & President
Ghost Town Arts Collective