I am scholar/artist and the current John Walsh Fellow at the Yale University Art Gallery. I hold a Doctorate in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Certificate in Visual Studies, also from USC.
My work explores how direct address art made in the 1970s through the current moment has intervened in spectator relationships in contemporary art museums. I use the work of contemporary visual artists of color to examine practices of viewing and matrices of power, in which social forces such a gender and race are seen as interpellations of a particular political subject—the art spectator.
This blog will serve an a site for intellectual and artistic “play,” as I will use this space to introduce new creative works, as well as random musings on art and life.
*This blog is not intended to be read as “academic writing.” In fact, perhaps the opposite. I compose most of these blogs on iPad, on phone, and/or in transit. Blog posts are loose personal ramblings. Some may contain silly errors. I appreciate you taking the time to read. Your generosity is undeserved, but much appreciated.
Moments after transitioning my blog (mixedmediamusings) into a space where I document our journey living more waste-consciously, I was scooped up by the lovely Inge @ Gruenish.com to join the rapidly growing Zero-Waste Blogger’s Network. In just the short week since I’ve joined we have reached a membership of 30+ bloggers from all around the world. A little … Continue reading 10 Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask Zero-Waste Bloggers
Hello family, friends, and the internet– I must admit this post and the ones I hope will follow radically shift from my original intent of this platform. However, this dissertation writing has me in a bit of a creative funk and the usual ways I cope with stress are either turning out to be entirely … Continue reading The Art of Living, or Something…
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and the guilt has been setting in. Guilt for not being further on my dissertation, guilt for not using my blog as a creative outlet, and now guilt for spending the last week traveling and NOT being more waste-conscious. But…baby steps. I thought I’d dedicate this post … Continue reading Five Steps for Waste-Conscious Travel
Hello Lovely Readers, You may (or may not) have noticed that I have fallen incredibly behind where my blog is concerned. I feel like in the midst of international travel and chapter deadines that I have neglected my impromptu musings on my waste-free process–a process still very much unfolding as I negotiate restraints on both … Continue reading The Interim
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