Ecocriticism; 19th and 20th c American art and visual culture
Supervisor: Mark Cheetham
Areas of Academic Interest
- Art and political ecology; environmental histories of the American West and Midwest; energy and environmental humanities; American art and visual culture; Land and environmental art.
- My dissertation investigates the ways that land use in the American West is made sense of with and through visual culture. I am particularly invested in tracing the historical roots of contemporary art’s interest in resource extraction, so my case studies range from nineteenth-century mining photography to New Deal-era murals that celebrate land uses like irrigation and oil drilling in the same space.
- BA Art History with honors, 2010 University of Oregon
- MA History of Art with distinction, 2011 Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
- MA Critical and Curatorial Studies, 2014 University of British Columbia
“Will Wilson and Jetsonorama: Confronting Resource Extraction in the Navajo Nation.” Seismopolite: Journal of Art and Politics 14 (2016). http://www.seismopolite.com/will-wilson-and-jetsonorama-confronting-resource-extraction-in-the-navajo-nation
“Below Ground and Foreground: Wyoming Coal, the Mountain Pine Beetle, and the Removal of Chris Drury’s Carbon Sink,” Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities 4:1 (Winter 2016): 25-43.
Dust on the Lens. Vancouver: Or Gallery, 2014.
Available at: https://www.academia.edu/7023045/Dust_On_The_Lens
- Co-lead, Jackman Humanities Institute-funded working group: “Imagining and Inhabiting Resource Landscapes.”
- Audain Foundation Graduate Fellow
- Helen Belkin Memorial Scholarship in Fine Arts
- 2017-2018 Joe and Wanda Corn Predoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
- 2017 American Historical Print Collectors Society Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts
- 2017 Summer Research Travel Award, Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, Provo, Utah