My research explores the historical confluence of visual art, performance, and media in the twentieth century.
I am Assistant Director of the Research and Academic Program at the Clark Art Institute and lecturer in the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art.
I have 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. In spring 2022 I am offering a graduate seminar at Williams exploring sonic practices and theories in art history.
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-Garde, which was on 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.
I conduct 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 also created and produce a podcast miniseries called In the Foreground: Object Studies, which introduces listeners to a single work of art as seen through the eyes of an art historian.
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 partner (an architect) and our two small children.
I'd be happy to to hear from you.