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TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
20th and 21st century American and African American art and visual culture, performance in the visual field, historiographical methods, the erotics of race, histories of exhibition making and curatorial practices, theories of publics and public space

EDUCATION
University of Rochester, PhD, Visual and Cultural Studies, Department of Art and Art History, Expected 2017

University of Rochester, Graduate Certificate in African and African American Studies, Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, 2014

University of Rochester, Graduate Certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies, Susan B. Anthony Institute, 2013

University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts, MPAS, Public Art Studies, 2008

Fordham University/The Ailey School, BFA, Dance (Performance), 2006

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES
“Ghostcatching and After Ghostcatching, Dances in the Dark,” Dance Research Journal 47, 1 (April 2015), 44-67.

BOOK CHAPTERS
“Cyborg Grammar? Reading Wangechi Mutu’s Non je ne regrette rien through Kindred” in Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astroblackness, Eds. Reynaldo Anderson and Charles Jones (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015)

“William Pope.L’s Budapest Crawl and Black Male Sports Bodies in Advertising in the 1990s” in Out of Bounds: Racism and the Black Athlete, ed. Lori Latrice Martin (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC Clio / Praeger, 2014)

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
“Rootworking’s Recursions in the Black Imagination,” Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination, Exh. Cat. (New York, NY: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, forthcoming)

“Between Disgust and Regeneration: An Interview with Wangechi Mutu,” ASAP/Journal 1, 3 (September 2016; co-author Angela Naimou), 337-363.

“Response to Paul Kaiser’s Letter to the Editor” in Alessandra Nicifero’s “To Be Continued: An Exchange on Tiffany Barber’s ‘Ghostcatching and After Ghostcatching, Dances in the Dark,” Dance Research Journal 48, 2 (August 2016), 100-101.

“In Media Res: A Conversation with Philip Mallory Jones,” Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism 44, 1&2 (Summer 2016)

“Kara Walker’s The Means to An End…A Shadow Drama in Five Acts” and “Chakaia Booker’s Visual Impression 2,” Works on Paper from the Collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art, Eds. Brandon K. Ruud and Gregory Nosan (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2016)

“Ebony G. Patterson,” “William Cordova,” “Los Jaichackers,” and “Tameka Norris with Garrett Bradley,” Prospect.3: Notes for Now, Exh. Cat. (New York, NY: Prestel Publishing, 2014)

“A View From the Top: Eyakem Gulilat’s 11:00am Series,” Art 365, Exh. Cat. (Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, 2014)

“An Exhibition History of Native Imaginings, From INDIGENA to Mound City,” Mound City, Exh. Cat. (St. Louis, MO: Laumeier Sculpture Park, 2014)

“Radical Presence / The Shadows Took Shape” in Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism 41, 4 (Jan/Feb 2014)

“Now Dig This! and 30 Americans,” caa.reviews (September 2012)

Interview with Camilo Ontiveros, LatinArt.com (August 2012)

“From Process to Print: Romare Bearden at Price Tower Arts Center,” Art Focus Oklahoma (July/August 2012)

Interview with Eamon Ore-Giron, LatinArt.com (August 2011)

Emerging Ideas: Seeking and Celebrating the Spark of Innovation, ARTSblog (Summer 2011)

“Photo Recall: Eyakem Gulilat,” Art Focus Oklahoma (May/June 2011)

“Bruce Goff: A Creative Mind,” Art Focus Oklahoma (2010)

“Walid Raad: Scratching on Things I Could Disavow,” THE Magazine Los Angeles (2009)

“U.S. Recent Project: Watts House Project,” Public Art Review (2009)

“Christian Achenbach: Post-Pop Player,” Beautiful/Decay Magazine (2008)

INVITED TALKS and CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2016
Making Dark Humor
Delaware Art Museum

Other than Relief: Notes on Dark Humor
Bowdoin College

In Afrofuturism’s Wake
Afropessimism as Critical Praxis Symposium
Frederick Douglass Institute, University of Rochester

The Future is Cooler than Most, or Two Dope Boyz in a Visual World
Planet Deep South
Jackson State University

2015
A Subtlety’s Aesthetic of Repulsion
Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, Greenville, SC

Sam Gilliam: The Question of Representation
Mississippi Museum of Art

Getting the Black Art History We Require
Tougaloo Art Colony

What is the ‘future’ in Afrofuturism?
Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden

Speculations: Science Fiction, Chronopolitics, and Social Change (moderator)
Urban Video Project / Light Work, Everson Museum of Art and Syracuse University

Undesirability, A Proposal for Failure
New Directions Symposium
Frederick Douglass Institute, University of Rochester

2014
Notes for Notes
Notes for Now: A Panel Discussion
Dillard University, New Orleans, LA

Performing Post-Blackness (moderator)
The Trouble with Post-Blackness, University of Rochester

A Fraction of the Whole? Black Womanhood, Cyborgs, and Transgressive Disfigurement
Words and Works: Dialogues in Intersectionality
Susan B. Anthony Institute, University of Rochester

Parting Shots: The Future of the Afrofuture
AstroBlackness, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Wangechi Mutu’s Non je ne regrette rien: Dismemberment and Fragmentation as Power and Resistance
Rethinking Race and Sexuality: Feminist Conversations, Contestations, and Coalitions
Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec

2012
Signification and Iconicity: William Pope.L Distributes MLK, Jr.
Crossing the Boundaries XX: Icons
Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

2008
Re-membering Slavery: Recovery, Representation, and Redress
Abolition of the British Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: Telling the Story
The College of The Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas

Postmodern Dance: Off the Stage and Into the Public
Hawai’i International Conference on Arts & Humanities, Honolulu, HI

The Cultural Memory of Slavery (course lecture)
Sociology of Culture, Associate Professor Macarena Gómez-Barris, University of Southern California

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Intro to African and African American Studies, University of Oklahoma, Summer 2015

Feminism, Gender, and Health, University of Rochester, Spring 2015

The Black Arts Movement, University of Oklahoma, Summer 2014 (online)

Identity and Popular Culture, University of Rochester Pre-College Programs, Summer 2014

Post-Blackness and Black Identity in the 21st Century, University of Rochester, Spring 2014

Harlem Renaissance, University of Oklahoma, Spring 2014 (online)

Afro Future Females, University of Rochester, Fall 2013

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, and AWARDS
2016-2018
Pre-Doctoral Residential Research Fellowship
The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies
University of Virginia

2016-2017
Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship (Declined)
University of Rochester

2016-2017
Diversity Dissertation Fellowship (Honorable Mention)
Ford Foundation

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