Research and Writing

Scholarly publications:

“Science, Politics, and Visual Design in Cold War America: Will Burtin’s ‘Cell’,” Visual Resources, Vol. 34, No. 3-4 (2018).

“Pedagogical Interventions: The Physics Photographs of Berenice Abbott,” RACAR: Revue d’art canadienne/Canadian Art Review, Vol. 41, No. 2 (2016), 72-85.

Selected conference presentations:

“’Through Navajo Eyes’: Film Education as Democratic Progress in the 1960s,” Photography History Research Center Annual Conference, Leicester, UK, 2020

“Kodak, Visual Literacy and Classroom Photography in Mid-Century America,” Photography History Research Center Annual Conference, Leicester, UK, 2019 (abstract)

“Berenice Abbott’s Physics Photographs and Visual Knowledge in Mid-Century America,” College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, 2018 (abstract)

“Will Burtin’s Touring Exhibits and the Visual Display of American Science,” Marshalling American Art: Exhibiting Ideology in the Cold War, Workshop, Tate Britain and Terra Foundation, London, 2015

“‘Snowflake’ Bentley, Ukichiro Nakaya, and Snow Crystal Photomicrography,” Art History Graduate Student Association 40th Annual Symposium Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015 (abstract)

Collaborative research:

Botany Hall: Dioramas in Context with Aisling Quigley

Botany Hall: Dioramas in Context is a digital exhibition about the botanical dioramas of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

What is the role of crafted objects in the exchange of scientific knowledge? How might we describe the authority of scientific displays without obscuring their culturally-specific artistic origins? How can natural history museums make the histories of objects in their collection visible to viewers? Can digital infrastructures offer new solutions?

This project explores these questions within the specific context of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Botany Hall while also considering the broader museum landscape. Furthermore, it positions the Hall as a focal point for interdisciplinary expert knowledge.

Click here for audio of our talk: “Botany Hall: Re-contextualizing Historical Dioramas from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH),” Museum Computer Network, Pittsburgh, 2017

Click here for the Dioramas in Context blog


Kul’ttovary: Bringing Culture into the Soviet Home,” Florida State University,, April 2018

Profile of John MawurndjulArtist Profile, Summer 2014

“Fellowship 13 International Photography Competition,” Diane Meyer and Ross Mantle, Silver Eye Center for Photography, City Paper, March 6, 2013

“Wall Drawings,” Iran do Espirito Santo, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Fresh Bread, No. 2, Summer 2011

War at a Distance,” Gallery TPW, C Magazine, Issue 105, Spring 2010