2019- Assistant Professor, American Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, The University of Hong Kong


2016 Ph.D. Art History, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York
Dissertation: "Finish Fetish: Art, Artists, and Alter Egos in Los Angeles of the 1960s," also on WorldCat here
Committee: Anna Chave, Claire Bishop, David Joselit, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Alexandra Schwartz

B.A. Art History, University of Central Arkansas
Summa Cum Laude, Departmental Honors, Outstanding Thesis Award


2018-2021 Postdoctoral Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, The University of Hong Kong (left in 2019 for an assistant professorship)

2016-2018 Doheny Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Huntington–University of Southern California (USC) History Department, Institute on California and the West

2015-2016 Curatorial Fellow, List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA

2014-2015 Lecturer, Department of Art and Art History, Tufts University, Medford, MA

2013 Adjunct Professor, Department of Art and Design, Montclair State University, NJ

2011-2012 Writing Fellow, Writing Across the Curriculum, CUNY

2007-2011 Graduate Teaching Fellow, Art Department, Hunter College, CUNY




Association for Art History, Conference Bursary for Early Career Researchers

Association of Historians of American Art, Professional Travel Grant


Kennan Institute, The Wilson Center, Washington, DC, Short-Term Grant

Society for the Preservation of American Modernists (SPAM), Publication Grant


Pennsylvania State University Library, Eberly Library, Through the Flower Research Travel Award

American Councils & U.S. State Dept., Critical Language Alumni Development Scholarship


The Huntington Library, Diane and Trevor Morris Fellowship

Brandeis University, Hadassah–Brandeis Institute Research Award


Harvard University, Radcliffe Institute, Schlesinger Library Dissertation Grant

NYU, Summer Institute in Technical Art History (SITAH)

University of Arizona, Center for Creative Photography, Todd Walker Fellowship

College Art Association, Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant

Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Resident Fellowship

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Eadington Fellowship in Gaming Research


Smithsonian Institution, Pre-Doctoral Fellowship at the Archives of American Art

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and Research Center, Fellowship in American Modernism

IIE Fulbright to Azerbaijan (awarded; could not accept due to federal sequestration delays)


Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Davidson Family Fellowship

American Councils & U.S. State Dept., Critical Language Scholarship, Baku, Azerbaijan

UCLA, James and Sylvia Thayer Short-Term Research Fellowship


The Center for Craft, Creativity, & Design, Graduate Research Grant

The Hagley Museum and Library, Exploratory Research Grant