Selected Publications

Book Review: For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2019), The Burlington Magazine 161 (August 2019), pp. 696-698. 

"Flesh: Ivan Albright and the Aesthetics of Ugliness," in Ivan Albright: Paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago (digital publication) 

"Ivan Albright: Wrinkles in Time," Art in Print (May-June, 2019)

"Charles White: The Politics of Print," Print Quarterly 36, no. 2 (2019), pp. 146-156.

"Charles White: The Art and Politics of Humanism, 1947-1956," American Communist History 17, nos. 3-4 (2018), pp. 282-300.  (Link to full article)

"Building Golgonooza in the Age of Aquarius," in William Blake in the Age of Aquarius (Princeton University Press, 2017)

"Athletic Aesthetics: Art, Craft and Bolton Brown," Art in Print (July-August 2017)

"Blacklisted: William Gropper's Capriccios," Art in Print (March-April, 2014)

For PDFs of scholarly publications in journals and exhibition catalogues, see

Selected Courses

The Artist as Social Critic 

Modern Art: 1780-1920

John Ruskin and Nineteenth Century Art

Victorian Space: 19th Century Material Culture 

The Counterculture: Theory and Practice 

Finding Nowhere: The Search for Utopia 


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