Academic Research

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

In my scholarship I explore the historical confluence of visual art, performance, and media in the twentieth century. I completed my Ph.D. in History of Art at Yale University in 2019 with a dissertation titled Sensibilia: Sounding the Acoustic Image in Postwar France, which examined how the integration of sound transformed intermedia artistic practices in the decades following the Second World War. 

Teaching

I have served as Visiting Instructor of Art History at Wesleyan University, Instructor of History of Art at Yale University, and as a Teaching Fellow for a range of art history courses. Topics include Postwar Media and Space, Modernity in America, and Contemporary Art.

I orient my classes to three aims: to hone students’ visual literacy, critical thinking, and writing skills. The art object and its historical, social, and technological conditions are at the center of my teaching. I believe that object-based inquiry can be a generative method for thinking about art in relation to other fields, from history to literature and cultural studies.

Publications

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 and The Albion Review, and I recently released a book of poems and paintings created in collaboration with artist Kaylan Buteyn. 

Curatorial

With Kevin Repp I co-curated the exhibition Beyond Words: Experimental Poetry & the Avant-Gardeon view at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library in New Haven through December 15, 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.

Projects

I convened Soundscapesan interdisciplinary symposium and series of events dedicated to sound art and creative recording practices.

A House Into Which the Wind Blows presents selected texts and images from a field work project in southern Jordan in which I documented the rich oral literature of a Bedouin extended family.

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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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