Curriculum vitae


Ph.D.       Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University, 2007
                Dissertation: Public Disorder: Yves Klein, 1945-1962, advised by John Rajchman

M.Phil.     Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University, 2001

M.A.        Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University, 1999

Diploma  of French Literature and Cultural Studies, University of Paris IV, 1997, Summa Cum Laude

B.A.         English Literature, Rutgers University, May 1996, Summa Cum Laude


Professor, Contemporary Art, Institute der Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, University of Vienna, October 2014-present

Lecturer, Modern and Contemporary Art, Department of Visual and Critical Studies, Tufts University/The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, September 2007-2014

Education Lecturer, Museum of Modern Art, February 2007-September 2010

Assistant Editor, RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics, September 2002-May 2005

Teaching Fellow, Arts Humanities: Masterpieces of Western Art, Columbia University, Fall 2001- Spring 2003

Research Assistant, Professor David Freedberg, Columbia University, Fall 2000-Spring 2001

Reader, From Seurat to Matisse, taught by Professor Margaret Werth, Columbia University, Spring 2000

Reader, Nineteenth Century Art, taught by Professor Jonathan Crary, Columbia University, Fall 1999


Inaugural Critic-in-Residence, Irish Museum of Modern Art/National College of Art and Design, Dublin, May 5-June 9, 2014
Research Theme: ‘Undisciplining’ art criticism: Toward a politically transformed and transformative enunciation

Institute of Contemporary Art, Seventh Summer Seminar for Art Curators, Yerevan, Armenia, August 12-18, 2013
To Perform and to Curate: Between Two Practices of Constitution

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers, Paris, 2012
France’s Haunting Past: Debating 20th Century History and French National Identity Since 1990
Organized by Richard J. Golsan and Henry Rousso


Association of Art             Historians   European Network for Avant-garde and Modernism Studies

College Art Association    European Post-War and Contemporary Art Forum (Counselor, 2012-2014)

Council for European Studies


University of Vienna

Contemporary Art: The Social Turn, Sociability, and the Socius

Cultural Citizenship: Constructing and Contesting ‘the Commons’ from the Fall of the Berlin Wall to the Arab Spring

Contemporary Art and Globalization: Borders, Boundaries, and Territoriality

Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts

“Post”: Art from 1980 to the present

Contemporary Art: 1945-present

Contemporary Art: The Present (co-taught with photographer Jim Dow)

Post-War European Art: 1948-1978

The Long Sixties in France

From Pop Art to Conceptualism: Modernism in Europe and the Americas, 1958-1968

History and Theory of the Avant-garde


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