- UC Santa Cruz
- Visual Studies PhD
My research investigates the emergence of unofficial art practices in the final years of East Germany, and the ways in which these practices were conditioned by and/or responded to official cultural policy. Broader theoretical interests include aesthetic theory, the historicization and canonization of Cold War East and West German life and culture, and new materialist art practices and discourse.
"Whiter Alltag? How the Wende Museum revises East German history and why it matters," Verges: Germanic and Slavic Studies in Review 2.2 (2013).
Review of Nicholas Mirzoeff's The Right to Look (Durham: Duke University Press, 2011), Invisible Culture (January 2013).
October 2012 "Archiving the Public Sphere: Artist Responses to the Hot Autumn" German Studies Association Conference - Milwaukee
June 2012 "Culver City's Wende Museum: East Germany on the Pacific" Berlin Program for Advanced German & European Studies, Berlin Program Summer Workshop "German Studies Between the Global and the Local," Freie Universität - Berlin
April 2012 Art and Politics, Art History Graduate Symposium, University of Oregon - Eugene
East German Summer Film Institute, University of Massachusetts - Amherst DEFA film library, Invited to participate in one week institute on East German film, with this year's topical focus: "DEFA & AMERIKA: Culture Wars, Culture Contact".
Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research, Invited to participate in one week workshop held at George Washington University, May 2013
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), German Studies Research Grant, 2012
University of California Santa Cruz, Arts Dean Graduate Student Travel/Research Grant, 2012 & 2013
Graduate Student Association - Travel Grant, 2012
Now! Visual Culture - Travel Grant to attend biannual International Association of Visual Culture conference, May 2012
University of California Santa Cruz, Regents' Fellowship, 2011-12
Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes, Map Program Residency Fellowship, 2011
Vermont Studio Center, Clowes Fellowship, 2009