Mentor, Low Residency MFA (2016); Lecturer, College For Creative Studies (2017); Lecturer, Visual and Critical Studies; New Arts Journalism; Art History, Theory, and Criticism (2008). BFA, 1993, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire; MAAH, 1998, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibitions: Artisterium, Tbilisi, Georgia; Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Books: Body Horror; Threadbare; Unmarketable; Cambodian Grrrl; New Girl Law; Best American Comics; The Manifesti of Radical Literature; Hey Kidz, Buy This Book; Comics Journal Special Edition. Bibliography: New York Times; Phnom Penh Post; The Guardian; Forbes; New City; USA today; Village Voice; Entertainment Weekly; Time Out New York. Awards: Fulbright; UN Press Fellowship; USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship; CAAP grant; 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.
I think learning should be enjoyable. I also think it should be hard. If something isn't challenging one of the basic 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.
I'm currently looking at the ways that legal structures and policy foster cultural biases, particularly the presence of gender bias in intellectual property rights laws. It is 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.