My writing and research focuses on modern and contemporary art from the United States and Latin America, with particular interest in the history of mural movements, photojournalism, and public art.

I have held positions at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara; American Folk Art Museum, New York; and Slought Foundation, Philadelphia. From 2011-2012, I was a Fulbright Research Scholar in San Salvador, El Salvador.

I have a MA in Modern & Contemporary Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and a BA in Art History and Human Rights from Bard College.

I was raised in St. Louis, Missouri and am currently based in Santa Barbara, California.

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