Current Appointment

2019 ­– Present

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

Affiliated Faculty, Art History Department, The University of Hong Kong



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

B.A. Art History, University of Central Arkansas

Previous Appointments

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. ​Reading Group: Role-Playing. Reading Group: Between Trust and Deceit. ​Curatorial Tour: Tala Madani. ​IAP Workshop, Beyond the "Like": Collecting and Contemporary Art.​

2014 – 2015

Lecturer, Department of Art and Art History, Tufts University, Medford, MA




SECAC Levin Award for Research in the History of Art, Research Grant

2019 – 2020

Terra Foundation for American Art, Research Travel Grant to the United States

Association for Art History, Publication Image Rights Grant

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, William P. Heidrich Research Fellowship

2018 – 2019

Association for Art History, Conference Bursary for Early Career Researchers

Association of Historians of American Art, Professional Travel Grant

2017 – 2018

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

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

2016 – 2017

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

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

2015 – 2016

The Huntington Library, Diane and Trevor Morris Fellowship

Brandeis University, Hadassah–Brandeis Institute Research Award

2014 – 2015

Harvard University, Radcliffe Institute, Schlesinger Library Dissertation Grant

NYU, Summer Institute for Technical Studies in Art (SITSA), "The Artist’s Book: Materials and Processes"

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

Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Resident Fellowship

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

2013 – 2014

College Art Association, Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant

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)

2012 – 2013

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Davidson Family Fellowship

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

UCLA, James and Sylvia Thayer Short-Term Research Fellowship

2011 – 2012

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

The Hagley Museum and Library, Exploratory Research Grant



Early Career Scheme (ECS) Grant, Research Grants Council (RGC), Hong Kong

Seed Fund for Basic Research for New Staff, University Research Committee (URC), University of Hong Kong

2016 – 2017

USC Postdoctoral Scholar Training & Travel Award (x2)