Graduate Student Conferences, Papers and Publication
“Monuments and Ruins in West German Theater of the Late 1970s,” International Bauhaus Colloquium, Weimar, Germany (2013)
“Seeing Opera, Hearing Art: Set Design in West Germany, 1972-1982,” Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK (2012)
“Artist as Producer: Mise en Scène in Postwar Germany,” Association of Art Historians, Milton Keynes, UK (2012)
“Cleaving German Identity in Wagner’s Ring,” German Studies Association, Louisville, Kentucky (2011)
“Achim Freyer and the L.A. Ring,” Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA (2011)
"Documents in Stone: Papal Reform, Popular Heresy and the Monumental Portals of Moissac, Souillac and Beaulieu" IMS sponsored panel, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 11, 2012
"Falling Idols and Hellish Punishments: The South Portal of Moissac, Papal Reform and Popular Heresy", Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, January 10, 2012
“1649: Art and Plague in Golden Age Seville,” Renaissance Conference of Southern California, San Marino, CA (June 2013)
“Fiestas y la Peste en la Sevilla de la Edad de Oro,” I Simposio Internacional Jóvenes Investigadores del Barroco Iberoamericano, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (May 2013)
“The Ephemeral Golden Age: Fernando de la Torre Farfán’s Ode to the Seville School,” Ephemerality and Durability in Early-Modern Visual Material Culture, Cambridge, UK (May 2013)
Round Table Participant: Jóvenes investigadores y el Barroco Iberoamericano, IV Symposio de Arte y Patrimonio. Barroco Iberoamericano, Seville, Spain (October 2012)
“The Circular Courtyard of Charles V’s Palace in Granada: Architecture as Surrogate for Secular and Religious Authority,” Annual Conference, Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Boston, MA & New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Sarasota, FL (March 2012)
"Fiestas and Mass Culture: The Seville School and the Canonization Case of Fernando III," The Role and Practice of Artists in Society – Graduate Symposium, California State University, Los Angeles, CA (January 2011)
"Painting Salvation: Miguel Mañara and Juan de Valdés Leal's Hieroglyphs of Our Last Days," Annual Conference, Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Ottawa, Canada (April 2010)
“Menschenfamilien and the Documentary Tradition: The Double Influence of ‘The Family of Man’ in the GDR,” 2. International Conference on Photography and Theory, Aiya Napa, Cyprus, 2012
“Menschenfamilien and the Documentary Tradition: The Double Influence of ‘The Family of Man’ in the GDR,” 4. Tagung des Arbeitskreises Kunst in der DDR, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany, 2012
“Photographic Education as Public ‘Re-Education’: The Building of Socialist Society at the Leipzig Hochschule for Graphic and Book Arts,” History of Education Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2011
“Documenta: Spectacle and Post-War Identity in West Germany,” German Studies Association Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI (2012)
Co-Chair, “Art and the Mind: Neuroaesthetics, Phenomenology, and the Experience of Vision,” USC Art History Department's 15th Annual Graduate Student Symposium (2012). Keynote speakers: David Freedberg (Columbia University, History of Art and Italian) and Antonio Damasio (USC, Neuroscience)
"The Anti-Catalogue: Publishing as Protest in 1976", Graduate Symposium in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories, OCAD University, 2012
"An Unintended Monument: The Afterlife of Robert Smithsons Partially Buried Woodshed", Art History Graduate Symposium, University of Iowa, 2011
"Urban Landscape and Psychogeography: Jon Josts Los Angeles Films", Symposium and Film Festival, Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in LA 1945 - 1980, 2010
"The Anti-Catalogue: Publishing as Protest in 1976", Art History Graduate Student Symposium, University of Southern California, The Anti-Catalogue: Publishing as Protest in 1976, 2009
Co-chair, USC Art History Departments 13th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, Peripheral Visions: Colonization, Resistance, Representation, in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, 2009
"Following This Wall: The Politics of Visual Control and Gordon Matta-Clark's 'Made in America,'" Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference , March 2008
Co-chair, "How is "Queer" Art Relational?", with Robert Summers, QCA lunchtime panel, CAA , February 2010
Invited discussant, "Queer Relational," -- empyre -- a soft-skinned place (http://www.subtle.net/empyre/), July 2009
Panelist, "Talk it Out," in conjunction with Tainted Love ,June 2009
Co-chair, panelist and moderator, "Making Sense of ‘Making Work,'" conference offered by the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, March 17, 2012.
Organizer of a session, "Terrestrial Authority through Celestial Ties," for the International Medieval Congress 2012 to be held at the University of Leeds on July 9-12, 2012
“The Marking of Monastic Space: The Inscribed Capitals at La Madeline, Vezelay,” 5th Annual North Texas Medieval Graduate Student Symposium at the University of North Texas (UNT), February, 2010.
"Tapestry and Reproduction," Panel Co-Chair, Annual Conference of the College Art Association, New York (2013)
"Greenberg's Tapestries: Revising Medium Specificity and Revisiting Its Discontents," Bay Area Graduate Symposium in Art History, Film, and Media, San Francisco (2012)
Material Culture Conference: The Life of the Object, University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI, “The Work of Tapestry in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” (2011)
Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic American Studies Association, La Salle University Philadelphia, PA, “Serpentine Sideboards, Hogarth’s Analysis, and the Beautiful Self” (2010)
ICA Project Space, from January 31, 2011 - March 20, 2011, for the ICA's bi-annual Contemporary Art and the Art of Curating seminar, organized by Kenneth Goldsmith. This year the course will focus on Andy Warhol and his legacy in relation to the ICA.
Tainted Love, curated with Steven Lam for Visual AIDS (June 4 – June 28, 2009)
“The Romanesque Portals of Moissac, Souillac and Beaulieu: A Response to the Papal Reform Movement and Popular Heresy”at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds, England , July 13, 2009
“Tokyo’s (Un)bearable Lightness of Being: Chim Pom and Issues of Subjectivity in Post-Superflat Art” at The Cornell University Dept. of the History of Art Annual Graduate Symposium, Imag(in)ing Asia and the Pacific:Emerging Visualities and Art Perspectives , Feb 20 -21, 2009
“Between Presence and Absence of Video Earth’s ‘What is Photography?’” at “Spectacle East Asia: Translocation, Publicity, and Counterpublics” Visual and Cultural Studies Graduate Conference at University of Rochester , April 10 -11, 2009
"Visualizing Jewish History for a Modern Audience.", University of California Santa Barbara's Graduate Symposium, April 28, 2012
“Absurdly Speaking: Ger van Elk and Postmodern Manipulation,” Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle, May 16-17, 2011.
"'This place is rightly called Galilee': The Inscribed Capitals in the Narthex at La Madeleine, Vezelay", Performing Sanctity panel at the 2012 Medieval Academy of America's Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO, 2012
"Inscribing Spiritual Authority: The Temptation of St. Benedict Capital in the Narthex at Vézelay","Terrestrial Authority through Celestial Ties Session," for the International Medieval Congress 2012, University of Leeds on July 9-12, 2012
"Contemporary Tapestry: Globalization, Digitization, and the Politics of Craft," Guest Lecture for Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Art, USC, April 2013
"Tapestries and Tableaux in the Twentieth Century," Invited talk for An Iconology of the Textile in Art and Architecture, Bard Graduate Center, New York, January 2012
"Inventing the Tapestry Revival in Postwar France," Guest Lecture for Aktuelle Forschung zur Kunst der Neuzeit, University of Zurich, October 2011
"The Tapestry of Modernism," Guest Lecture for Aktuelle Forschung zur Kunst der Neuzeit, University of Zurich, May 2011
"Pilgrimage Churches, Early Tapestry, and the Power of Apocalyptic Imagery," Guest Lecture for Foundations of Western Art: Prehistory to 1400, USC, November 2010
Arts in Review, Holland Cotter, Review of Tainted Love, June 19, 2009
Book chapter: “Blasting Wagner out of the Continuum of History: Deutschtum Transposed in the Los Angeles Ring,” in Thomas Haakenson and Deborah Ascher, eds, Representations of German Identity in Visual Culture (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2013), 33-56.
Review of Marian Bisanz-Prakken, Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line (Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2012) for caa.reviews (2013). http://www.caareviews.org/reviews/1989
July 2012, “A New/Old Ethics of the Photographic Portrait: Mirjana Vrbaski’s ‘Verses of Emptiness’,” Afterimage 40, n. 1. pp. 14-16
"Between Absence and Presence: Exploring Video Earth's What is Photography?" in Godfre Leung and Sohl Lee, eds., (In)visible Culture: An Electric Journal for Visual Culture, Issue 15: "Spectacle East Asia" (Fall 2010)
"On Historical Models and Memorable Encounters" Dispatches and Directions: On Artist-Run Organizations in Los Angeles, Los Angeles: Art2102 of Los Angeles, 2010, p. 31
Side bar essays in "Naked Hollywood: Weegee in Los Angeles" [Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles]. New York: Rizzoli, 2011.
Contributor, "Envisioning Modernism: The Janice and Henri Lazarof Collection." New York: Prestel Publishing, April 2012.
“Kurt Schwitters,” “Pablo Picasso,” and “André Masson.” Envisioning Modernism: The Janice and Henri
Lazarof Collection. New York: Prestel Publishing, 2012.
"What is Love?: Queer Subcultures and the Political Present", e-flux journal, 2013, http://www.e-flux.com/issues/44-april-2013/
Contributor, "Beatrice Wood: Career Woman – Drawings, Paintings, Vessels and Objects." Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2011.
"Inscribing Spiritual Authority: The Temptation of St. Benedict Capital in the Narthex at Vézelay," forthcoming in Viator 44 no. 3 (Autumn 2013).
Review of Architecture et sculpture gothiques: Renouvellement des méthodes et des regards, eds. Stéphanie Diane Daussy and Arnaud Timber (Rennes, 2012), forthcoming in Comitatus 44, September 2013.
Review of Reading the Reverse Facade of Reims Cathedral by Donna L. Sadler (Ashgate, 2012) forthcoming in Comitatus 44, September 2013.
"Le Main et le concept: La Renaissance de la tapisserie française," in Decorum (Paris: Skira Flammarion with the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2013)
"Serpentine Sideboards, Hogarth's Analysis, and the Beautiful Self," Eighteenth-Century Studies 46, no. 3 (Spring 2013): 399-413
"Curating the Cultural Landscape: Chipstone House as Historical Property," The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum 2, no. 2 (2009): 177-194