ABOUT

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I am a writer, editor, curator, and artist whose practice explores the boundaries between research and creative production. My current post is the Andrew W. Mellon Curator for Research at the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas where I direct the Integrated Arts Research Initiative and serve as affiliate faculty in the Institute for Policy and Social Research, Museum Studies, and Visual Art. My previous position was the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, A founding member of the idea collective, John Q, my collaborative projects explore public intervention, queer memory, and archival practices. I have served on the editorial advisory board for Art Papers magazine, as an associate editor for the Journal for Artistic Research (Bern, Switzerland), as co-editor for a special issue of Visual Methodologies on participatory research, as co-editor for “Inhabiting Cultures,” a special forum for the Journal of American Studies (Cambridge University Press), and recently joined the editorial board for GroundWorks, a peer-reviewed platform for arts-inclusive research projects. I received an MA in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a practice-based PhD as an Arts and Sciences fellow from Emory University’s Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts. Curatorial work has been reviewed by Art Papers, Art in America, ARTnews, Contemporary (UK), Public Art Review and Sculpture magazine, among others.