Christopher Williams at AIC

Recently I had the opportunity to review LA native Christopher Williams’ retrospective at its first stop, the Art Institute of Chicago. Williams’ wide-ranging career is well represented, in a setting that showcases his conceptual attitude to photography. The retrospective will travel to MoMA and the Whitechapel Gallery in London. Click here to read the review.


Smashing the Patriarchy in 100,000 Words!

Las week I was at Smashing the Patriarchy’s conference on feminism in academic theses at the University of Dundee, presenting my paper “Marianne Moore and Gift Exchange: A Feminist Re-Reading of Influence”. It was great to get feedback from a warm and supportive audience drawn from many disciplines. Scottish Women’s Aid provided an affecting keynote on the sociology behind their strategies to support women suffering domestic violence. We had a good discussion about feminism’s reputation problem, and the usefulness of women-only spaces for education and safe dialogue.



Journal of Comparative American Studies: Special Issue

I’m proud to announce the launch of a CAS Special Issue featuring new essays on New York, with work by myself and co-fellows from the 2010 NYU Fulbright Summer Institute. You can download it here. The issue was guest edited by my awesome colleagues, and it’s a great testament to the cohort and the program. This is us:


We really are this cool.