Storywork: The Prints of Marie Watt (Portland, OR: Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation in collaboration with the University of San Diego, 2022)

"Charles White's Global Perspective," Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 50 (2022), pp. 36-47.

Book Review: Jody Patterson, Modernism for the Masses: Painters, Politics, and Public Murals in 1930s New York (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2020), Kunst un Politik: Jahrbuch der Guernica-Gesellschaft (2022)

Book Review: Richard Mathews and Joseph Rosenblum, editors, Printing for Book Production: Emery Walker's Three Lectures for the Sandars Readership in Bibliography (New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2019), Journal of William Morris Studies (2021)

"Art against Alienation: William Blake, William Morris and the British New Left," Journal of William Morris Studies 23, no. 4 (2020), pp. 10-29. 

"The Maverick: Woodstock's Bohemian Art Colony, 1904-44," Communal Societies 39, no. 1 (2020), pp. 41-57.

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) (Link to full article)

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


Critical Methods in Art History

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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