Bio

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 New York. Books: Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women (MIT Press); editor and coauthor, The Business of Holidays (Monacelli Press); Clean New World: Culture, Politics, and Graphic Design (MIT Press); Cut with the Kitchen Knife: The Weimar Photomontages of Hannah Hoch (Yale University Press); coauthor, Montage and Modern Life (MIT Press). Awards: 2013 Senior Research Residency, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore; 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.


Personal Statement

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.


Current Interests

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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