Research Seminar in Visual and Cultural Studies
Colloquium in Visual and Cultural Studies
Politics of Space
Representing Modern City
Cultural History of American Architecture
African American Visual Culture
Vernacular Architecture in the USA
Intro to Modern Architecture
Ways of Seeing: Highbrow/Lowbrow
A Concise Companion to Visual Culture, Lead Editor with Aubrey Anable and Catherine Zuromskis, Co-Editors. Wiley Blackwell 2021.
Objects of Vision: Making Sense of What We See. Studies in Sensory History Series, Penn State University Press, Mark Smith, ed. 2020.
For the Millions: American Culture Between the Wars. University of Pennsylvania Press. The Arts and Intellectual Life in Modern America Series, Inaugural Volume. 2004. Paperback ed. 2009.
Searching for Siqueiros. Multi-media book project that explores the history of David Alfaro Siqueiros’s 1932 mural America Tropical and its legacy in Los Angeles over the past 75 years. Written and published on the Scalar Platform (Complete manuscript under review, University of Pennsylvania Press).
Wiley Blackwell Companion to Visual Culture, Lead Editor. Aubrey Anable and Catherine Zuromskis, Co-Editors (under contract).
Articles in Journals and Anthologies
“Lake Effect: Buffalo in the 1970s,” in Currents: Buffalo at the Crossroads, Peter Christensen, ed. (under contract with Cornell University Press, expected publication 2018)
“The State Cultural Apparatus,” in American Literature in the 1940s, Christopher Vials, ed. (Cambridge University Press, under contract and in production, forthcoming Winter 2018)
“Chicano Park Samba,” in Resistant Strategies, Diana Taylor, ed. Durham: Duke University Press. (under contract, forthcoming Fall 2017)
“Rochester: Smugtown Sprawls,” in Third Coast Atlas: Prelude to a Plan, Daniel Ibanez, Clare Lyster, and Charles Waldheim, eds. Cambridge, MA: Actar Press, 2017
“Radical Craft: Exhibiting Homelands in Rochester New York,” Journal of American Studies (Summer 2016)
“Painting Community: America Tropical and The Multi-Sited Mural” (Forthcoming, Social Text)
“The Life and Death of Images.” The Life and Death of Images: Ethics and Aesthetics by Diarmuid Costello (Editor), Dominic Willsdon (Editor). Photography and Culture, Volume 2, Number 1 (March 2009)
Review of Visual Culture: The Study of the Visual after the Cultural Turn by Margaret Dikovitskaya. CAA Reviews (Spring 2008)
Invited Talks and Symposium
“Crafting Progressivism: National Contexts, Local Projects” Keynote Speaker. Getty Research Institute. Los Angeles, California. November, 2011.
“Animating Archives.” Brown University. December 2009.
“Performing Visuality.” Workshop participant, Hemispheric Institute, Encuentro. “Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.” National University of Colombia. Bogotá, Columbia. August 21-30, 2009.
“America Tropical: David Alfaro Siqueiros and the Markets for Global Modernism.” University of Texas, Austin. November 2, 2008.
“Now, Visual Culture.” Inaugural Conference for the International Visual Culture Association. May31-June 1, 2012. New York University.
“Visual and Cultural Studies: The Next Twenty Years.” University of Rochester. Two-day event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Visual and Cultural Studies Program at the University of Rochester. October 2009.
“Visual Memories.” University of Rochester. Two- day event combining keynote speakers and seminars in conjunction with Mellon Central New York Humanities Corridor. May 2008.
“Visual Culture and the African Diaspora.“ Year-long collaboration between the Frederick Douglas Institute and the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies. Culminated in day-long symposium on “Reclaiming Negative Imagery.” 2005-2006.
University of Rochester Provosts Research Grant, Animating the Archives: Claude Bragdon and American Architecture
NEH-Vectors Fellow, Broadening the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Southern California. July-August 2010
The Mellon Foundation, Scholarly Communication Grant (co-PI). 2009-11
University of Rochester Humanities Project (PI), New Ways of Seeing. Year-long series on New Media and the Humanities. 2009-2010
The Mellon Foundation, Planning Grant (co-PI). 2007-08
Institute for Historical Studies, University of Texas, Austin. Visiting Fellow. November 2008
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Womens Studies. Travel Grant, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Society for the Preservation of American Modernism, Publication Grant. 2003
Faculty Development Grant, Eastman School of Music. Fall 2003
Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program, Course Development Grant. Spring 2002
Dissertation Fellowship, The Wolfsonian Museum. May 1997
Penfield Fellowship, New York University. 1991-1992, 1992-1993
Assistantship, American Studies, New York University. 1993-97
Fellow, The Committee on Theory and Culture at New York University. 1991-92, 1994-95
Teaching Fellowship, Expository Writing Program. New York University. 1992-1997
New York University Travel and Research Grants. 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998
Developmental Teaching Grant, General Studies Program. New York University, Fall 1996
Humanities Labs Working Group, University of Rochester, 2008-present.
Enrollment Group, University or Rochester, 2007-present.
Curriculum Director, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Women and Gender Studies, University of Rochester, 2008-present.
George Eastman House Working Group. Member of Planning Committee to foster inter-institutional exchange between the University of Rochester and the George Eastman House and International Museum of Photography and Film. 2006-present.
Executive Committee, Frederick Douglas Institute for African and African American Studies, University of Rochester 2006-present.
Editorial Board, Women and Performance 2011-present.
Vice Chair, Visual Culture Caucus. American Studies Association. 2006-2009.
Advisory Board, InVisible Culture, University of Rochester, 2005-present.
American Studies Association
Organization of American Historians
College Art Association
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Association of Historians of American Art
Tales from The Crypt: Vincent Price and American Visual Culture (working title for book length project).
Modernist Networks: Global Commodities and the Modern American Marketplace. Book-length study that explores the global circulation of material objects and aesthetic ideologies in museums, department stores, and international tourist markets from the late 19th century through the mid-20th century in the United States and Mexico.
“Animating the Archives: Claude Bragdon and American Architecture”