I research and write about Franz Marc from the German aesthetic, philosophical, and psychological frameworks of Einfühlung, Nachträglichkeit, and Trauerarbeit. Marc is also a natural subject for a critical examination of the newer discipline of Animal Studies. In the course of my research I have developed several side projects about recovered biography and Raubkunst, among other topics.

I write about modern and contemporary art for books and journals, do book and exhibition reviews, and am a staff writer for the Italian Art Society blog and the technology manager for the for IAS website. (Whatever the opposite of horror vacui is I have it so a redesign will begin sometime soon.)

I also have my own website, German Modernism, which is about that subject, particularly Franz Marc, but also about the historical avant-garde, Futurism, contemporary art, and animals.


PhD, Art History/Germanistik, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (2017)

Erasmus Fellow | Universität Kassel (2016-2017)

Master of Arts, Art History, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (2012)

Master of Arts, Information Science, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (2009)

Bachelor of Arts, Art History, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (2008)

Work Shared in CORE

Book chapters
Conference proceedings

Other Publications

Ein Manifest der Freundschaft – Trang Vu Thuy (ed.), “Blog des Lenbachhauses,” Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich, Germany, February 2015. )

Ideological Objects: Zum Vortrag von Isabelle Graw Der Wert des Lebendigen – Malerei als indexikalisches Medium in der neuen Ökonomie, (ed.) Althaus, K., The Lenbachhaus, Munich, June 2013.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Raubkunst at the Ringling: Franz Marc’s Schöpfungsgeschichte,” CAA 2019 Annual Conference, 13—16 February 2019. New York Hilton Midtown. Session: “Systems and War,” 08:30 Wednesday 13 February.


  • College Art Association

  • German Studies Association

  • Italian Art Society

  • Association of Print Scholars

  • Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art (HGSCEA)

  • Ars Graphica / Ars Graphica Deutschland

  • New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies

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