Terra Foundation for American Art Research and Teaching Fellow at the Fondation de L’Université Paris Nanterre / Associate Researcher in American Art and Transatlantic Exchanges, HAR, Université Paris Nanterre and LARCA, Université Paris Diderot
- 20th century American art and visual culture
- cartography and spatial imagination
- war and violence in art
- exile, migration, and population ethics
Currently, I am working on a book project entitled Shattered Ground: American Art and Spatial Imagination in the 1940s. It focuses on the dramatic shift in the perception and representation of space that occurred in American art during World War II. The experience of war, its technologies and visual vocabulary, dramatically transformed the concept of worldspace in the cultural discourse, leading to the probing and reworking of various conventions of spatial representation. This book is motivated by the questions of how this transformation affected art and visual culture in the United States, as well as its lasting influence on American popular imagination in the second half of the twentieth century.
- 2014, Ph.D., Yale University. Dissertation title: Arcadia Americana: Landscape in American Art during World War II, awarded The Frances Blanshard Fellowship Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in the History of Art
- 2014-2018, Collegiate Assistant Professor and Harper-Schmidt Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Chicago
- 2018-present, Associate Researcher and Terra Foundation for American Art Research and Teaching Fellow, Université Paris Nanterre and Université Paris Diderot
- “‘Operating on the World’: Cartography and American Spatial Imagination,” American Art (forthcoming, Fall 2020)
- “The Nonidentity Problem in Contemporary Belarusian Art,” in New Narratives of Russian and East European Art: Between Traditions and Revolutions, eds. Galina Mardilovich and Maria Taroutina (New York: Routledge, 2019).
- “Imagining Global War: Popular Cartography during World War II,” Artbound, published September 2, 2014,