As an engaged art historian, my practice is dedicated to activating art history, visual studies, and their methods as tools for strengthening communities and creating a more reflective society.

While my traditional scholarship examines events, questions, and debates that originate in communities outside of academia, my work as a public scholar intervenes in these matters more directly by leveraging art history and museums to facilitate democratic discourse about current issues. For these projects I collaborate with IUPUI students, professionals in the local arts and culture sector, and other members of Indianapolis's communities. Together, we develop programs that blend art history with other matters that participants identify as relevant to their lives.


Arts, History
PhD, University of California Irvine, Visual Studies, 2012
MA, University of California Irvine, Visual Studies, 2009
BA, Swarthmore College, Art History, 2006