University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
M.A., Visual and Cultural Studies, 2017
PhD, Visual and Cultural Studies, present

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
A.B. (Double Major), magna cum laude, History, Media and Society, May 2013


“The Monoculture of Global Capitalism and the State of Contemporary Chinese Art” in Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Volume 3, Number 3, pp. 337-344, Intellect, Ltd., Spring 2017

“Aluss: Photographing Nomadic Life in Northwest China” in Trans Asia Photography Review, Volume 7, Issue 1: Self and Nation, Michigan Publishing, Fall 2016

Blog Posts


    Dissertation: China in Prospects, Photographs From Empire to Nation State, 1856-1912
    Committee: Rachel Haidu (Chair), Robert J. Foster, Lihong Liu

    Omega-based Project: Photographing the Qing: John Thomson’s Two Illustrated Books of China, 1872-1879 

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    “Practicing Asia as Method: On the Case of Three Shadows Photography Center,” in the College Arts Association 106th Annual Conference, Los Angles, February 21-24, 2018 (forthcoming)

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