About

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) in the NGA, focusing on their initiatives in African American art history. I recently received my PhD in art history from UCLA, specializing in contemporary art, African American art, photography, and new media, and I have a certificate in digital humanities.

Education


  • PhD Art History, UCLA: June, 2018.

  • MA Art History, UCLA: June, 2013.

  • BA Art, Reed College: May, 2006.

Publications

“‘And there was violent relaxation.’ Art’s Ambivalence Toward the Age of the Internet,” in VoCA Journal, March 2018, http://journal.voca.network/and-there-was-violent-relaxation/.

“Color Coded: Mendi + Keith Obadike’s Black.Net.Art Actions and the Language of Computer Networks,” in the Black Code Studies special edition of The Black Scholar, July 2017, https://doi.org/10.1080/00064246.2017.1330110.

“Online and Off: Interpersonal Networks and the Development of Internet Art,” in Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture, November 2016, http://shiftjournal.org/networks/online-and-off/. This online publication includes an essay, digital timeline, and digital map.

I’ve also reviewed scholarly books for caa.reviews and Art Journal.

Projects

My current book project explores internet-based art practices that developed around the end of the twentieth century, and my past research has focused on American photography and African American conceptual art in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. I am also developing a scholarly archive and research portal that will facilitate further historical research on internet art.

Memberships

College Art Association (CAA)

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