About

I am an art historian, editor, writer, and educator whose research focuses on contemporary political, activist, and socially engaged public art. My recent PhD in art history from the Graduate Center, CUNY, examines Joseph Beuys’ concept of “social sculpture” as a model for public art in the United States during the Reagan-Bush era. Publications on my research have appeared in Public Art Dialogue (2013) and Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics (2016), and I have lectured widely including at Zeppelin Universität, University of Virginia, and Decad, Berlin.

I have taught at CUNY’s Hunter College, Kingsborough Community College, and City College, and curated numerous public art projects and events in New York. Alongside my position as a fellow in the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center, I currently serve as the editor of Peter Halley’s catalogue raisonné (JRP|Ringer, summer 2017) and work as a freelance editor in New York and Berlin.

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