Instructor, Art History, Theory, and Criticism (2014). BA, 2001, University of Chicago; MA, 2004, University of Maryland; MA, 2007, and PhD, 2013, Harvard University. Essays: American Art (2007, 2013); A New Literary History of America (2009); The Materiality of Color (2012); Happiness or Its Absence in Art (2013). Reviews: Common-Place: The Interactive Journal of Early American Life (2011); Historians of British Art Newsletter (2012); New England Quarterly (2012). Awards: Luce/ACLS Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in American Art; Predoctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Wyeth Fellowship, CASVA, National Gallery of Art; Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Art, Northwestern University.

Current Interests

American and British art and architecture, 16th century to present; methods, especially homohistory and critical anachronism; the history of the history of American art; philosophy of art, including theories of art, architecture, image, and form; performance and conceptual art; media studies; sculpture; gender; landscape and plant life; meditation; interiority; work; poverty; irrationality; iconoclasm and anti-materialism; poetry; happiness, love; color and light.


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