My research explores the historical confluence of visual art, performance, and media in the twentieth century. 

I am Manton Postdoctoral Fellow in the Research and Academic Program at the Clark Art Institute.


I hold a PhD in History of Art from Yale University, an MA in Philosophy and the Arts from Stony Brook University, and a BA in Philosophy and Poetry from Skidmore College.

My current book project examines how the integration of sound transformed intermedia artistic practices in the decades following the Second World War.


I have taught undergraduate art history survey courses as well as graduate-level seminars on modern and contemporary topics at Wesleyan University, Yale University, and most recently in the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art. 


I have published art and cultural criticism, scholarly essays, and contributed to exhibition catalogs. 

My poetry has appeared in journals like The Spoon River Poetry Review, The Albion Review, and Maternal Journal, as well as in book of poems and paintings created in collaboration with artist Kaylan Buteyn. 


With Kevin Repp I co-curated the exhibition Beyond Words: Experimental Poetry & the Avant-Gardeon view at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library in fall 2019.

I have held curatorial, research, and editorial positions at the National Gallery of Art, Hirshhorn Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery.

Sound Projects

I conducted a series of interviews with scholars and artists exploring the intersections of sound, media, and art as part of the Clark podcast In the Foreground: Conversations on Art & Writing, which I also produce.

I convened Soundscapes an interdisciplinary symposium and series of events at Yale dedicated to sound art and creative recording practices.


I live in western Massachusetts with my husband (an architect) and our two small children. 

I'd be happy to to hear from you.

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