Instructor, Visual Critical Studies, Art History, Theory, and Criticism (2008). BFA, 1993, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire; MAAH, 1998, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibitions: Book and Paper Center, Columbia College, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Books: Unmarketable; Tin House; Best American Comics; The Manifesti of Radical Literature; Punk Planet; Realizing the Impossible; Bitchfest; Hey Kidz, Buy This Book; Comics Journal Special Edition. Bibliography: Phnom Penh Post; The Guardian; Indymedia; Forbes; New City; USA today; Village Voice; Entertainment Weekly; Time Out New York. Awards: AS220; CAAP grant; Harpswell Foundation; Illinois Arts Council; Real Hot 100.

Experience at SAIC

The students are amazing. Maybe just the students who study with me? But together we create an inquisitive, engaging, supportive, fun, and totally rigorous learning environment, which is exactly what pedagogy should be.

Personal Statement

I think learning should be enjoyable. I also think it should be hard. If something isn't challenging one or another base presumptions I have about the world, I'm not sure I feel it's worth doing. This applies both to my approach to my work as a writer, and my approach to my work as a teacher.

Current Interests

I'm currently looking at the ways that legal structures and policy foster cultural bias, particularly gender bias in intellectual property rights laws. It's just the most current aspect of a long-term investigation into how globalization works, on the ground, in different parts of the world.


Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.