I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art, supporting initiatives in African American art history. I recently received my PhD in art history from UCLA, specializing in modern and contemporary art and African American art, and I have a certificate in digital humanities.


  • PhD Art History, UCLA: June, 2018.

  • MA Art History, UCLA: June, 2013.

  • BA Art, Reed College: May, 2006.


“Now You’re in My Computer: Performing in the Network’s Theater of Visibility,” in The Art Happens Here: Net Art Anthology, ed. Michael Connor, 405–10. New York: Rhizome, 2019.

“‘And there was violent relaxation.’ Art’s Ambivalence Toward the Age of the Internet,” in VoCA Journal, March 2018, http://journal.voca.network/and-there-was-violent-relaxation/.

“Color Coded: Mendi + Keith Obadike’s Black.Net.Art Actions and the Language of Computer Networks,” in the Black Code Studies special edition of The Black Scholar, July 2017, https://doi.org/10.1080/00064246.2017.1330110.

“Online and Off: Interpersonal Networks and the Development of Internet Art,” in Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture, November 2016, http://shiftjournal.org/networks/online-and-off/. This online publication includes an essay, digital timeline, and digital map.

I’ve also reviewed scholarly books for caa.reviews, Art Journal, and Woman’s Art Journal. My exhibition reviews can be found in apricota, PORT, and Visual Codec.


My current book project, Art on the Internet and the Digital Public Sphere, adds a new chapter to our histories of public art through its examination of the effect of the internet on the relationship between art and publicness.

I am also currently developing a new project focused on artist Sondra Perry.


College Art Association (CAA)

Association of the Arts of the Present (ASAP)

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