My areas of study include contemporary art, postcolonial theory, museology, and digital humanities. I am particularly interested in politically engaged, social practice, and/or collaborative art in the context of Central/West Africa and research based practices that investigate European and African colonial archives.
"The Book Lovers: Artist Novels of David Maroto, Julia Weist, and Jill Magid," The Paris Review Daily, 2013
"This Wall is Also a Story: El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum," ArtCritical, 2013
"Wildcats and Meadowlarks: Creating in LA," The Paris Review Daily, 2012
"Art is Art: Dialogue and Dissent in Justine Gaga and Beate Engl’s Echo.” ACASA Triennial, University of Ghana, Accra, August 2017.
Guest lecture, "Material Memory: Colonial histories in the work of Sammy Baloji, Kipwani Kiwanga, and Steve McQueen." French 195: A Season in the Congo, University of San Francisco, April 2017.
Guest lecture, "Re-marking History: The Belgian Congo in Contemporary Art." French 195: A Season in the Congo, University of San Francisco, October 2016.
"Beyond Captions: Building a Digital Exhibit in Scalar." Digital Exhibit Building Symposium, UCSC, September 2016.
"Reading Nature, Observing Science: Material Practices in the Lick Observatory Archives and Kenneth S. Norris Papers." Poster presentation at the Graduate Research Symposium, UCSC, April 2016.
Contemporary Global Art
Art & Politics of African Cities
Postcolonial & Feminist Theory
2017 Public Humanities Graduate Student Instructor
2016 NEH Summer Scholar, "Arts of Survival in African Cities"
2016 Graduate Division Dean's Award, Graduate Student Research Symposium
2015, 2016, 2017 Department Travel Grant
2015, 2017 Dean's Excellence Award
2014-2015 HAVC Department Fellowship
2009-2010 Maguire Intercollegiate Teaching Fellowship