In the wake of the white-supremacist terrorism of August 11-13, we wish to highlight and paraphrase some of the comments of Ian Baucom, Dean of Arts and Sciences:
Be assured that the Art Department remains a space where all can pursue the dialogue that counters the lies of racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, and nativism.
We are prepared to stand up for and support those who have been singled out as targets for hatred. The courage of free thought opposing cowardice and bigotry endures and persists here despite violence.


Recent conference presentations

"Polite, Queer, Taste"
Politeness and Prurience
University of Edinburgh, U.K., 2-3 September 2013

"Archaeology and Affect: Practicing Portraits in Rome"
Nordic Conference for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Oslo, Norway, 28-31 August 2013

"Dangerous Admiration: Sculpture and Desire on the Grand Tour"
Desiring Statues: Statuary, Sexuality, History
University of Exeter, U.K., 26-27 April 2012

"Shadow Play: Ingres, Sculpture, and Spectacle"
Art and Life: Cultural Practices of Animation in the Eighteenth Century
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, San Antonio, TX, 22-25 March 2012

"Ingres's Shadows"
Colloquium CCXLI Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2011

Academic symposia/sessions organized

Materials, Artistic Process, and Meaning in the Eighteenth Century
Session co-chair (with Douglas Fordham, University of Virginia)
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Williamsburg, VA, 20-22 March 2014

Beyond the Paragone
Session co-chair (with Laura Weigert, Rutgers University), Jacqueline Lichtenstein, Respondent
College Art Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, 2013

Transatlantic Illuminations: A Symposium in Honor of S. Hollis Clayson
Conference co-organizer (with Hector Reyes, UCLA)
Art Institute of Chicago, 23 October 2010

The Grand Tour at a Crossroads?
Panel co-chair (with Douglas Fordham, University of Virginia)
Association of Art Historians, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, April 2009