About

I recently received my PhD candidate in art history and certificate in digital humanities from the University of California, Los Angeles, specializing in contemporary art and African American art. My dissertation 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.

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

I recently completed a dissertation titled “Art on the Internet and the Digital Public Sphere, 1994 – 2003.” More information on the dissertation will be available soon at digitalpublicsphere.art, but for now you can find a detailed project summary on my website. I am also working on a web-based thick archive of the expanded field of scholarly materials that I gathered during my research for this project.

Memberships

College Art Association (CAA)

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