Professor, Visual and Critical Studies; Art History, Theory, and Criticism (1998). BA, 1977, Radcliffe College, Harvard University; MA, 1981, University of Pennsylvania; PhD, 1989, Graduate Center, City University of NY. Books: The Business of Holidays (editor and coauthor); Clean New World: Culture, Politics, and Graphic Design; Cut with the Kitchen Knife: The Weimar Photomontages of Hannah Hoch; coauthor, Montage and Modern Life. Publications: Graphic Design History; Bauhaus: Dessau-Chicago-New York; Women in Dada; Graphic Design in a Mechanical Age; Print Magazine. Awards: 2005 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship; Swann Foundation Grant; Kress Travel Grant; NEA Projects Grant.
Experience at SAIC
I find the SAIC community to be stimulating and also, because the level of productivity for faculty and students is so high, inspiring.
I write books on contemporary cultural issues that have to do with genders and sexualities. I'm particularly interested in the representation, production, and digital circulation of femininities.
My current project is co-authoring a book with SooJin Lee and Fang-Tze Hsu entitled East Asian Androgyny: New Femininities in Mass Culture Circulation.
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