Material and the Politics of Making Lecture Series: Jenni Sorkin


Wednesday, April 16, 12:00 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.

William Bronson and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Lectureship in Fiber and Material Studies

Jenni Sorkin is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History at University of California, Santa Barbara.  She is currently completing a book manuscript, titled Live Form: Craft as Participation, which examines the confluence of gender, artistic labor, and the history of post-war ceramics from 1945 to 1975.  It will be published by The University of Chicago Press.  She holds a PhD in the History of Art from Yale University, an MA in Curatorial Studies from The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  From 2010–2011, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared in the Art Journal, Art Monthly, NU: The Nordic Art Review, Frieze, The Journal of Modern Craft, Modern Painters, and Third Text, and Texte zur Kunst.