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.


The Urban Scene: Race, Reginald Marsh and American Art, Penn State University Press, (2015).

"To the Lynching," The Brooklyn Rail: Critical Perspectives on Arts, Politics and Culture (June 2015).

"American Impressionism,"Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism (2015).

"Michael Eisner,"100 Entertainers Who Changed America, Vol. 1, (2013): 190-96.

"Reginald Marsh, Harlem, and the Art of Slumming,"Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts, 82 (October 2008).


Walt Disney (2015). Scholar/On-Air Commentator. Documentary Film. Directed by Sarah Colt. Produced by American Experience/WGBH. Aired on PBS (Public Broadcasting System).

American Motor Company (2010). Film. Co-directed with Kevin Jerome Everson. Recent exhibitions include the Muesum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY, 2015; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, 2011 and the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam.

According To (2009). Actor (voice over). Film. Directed by Kevin Everson. Recent exhibitions include the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, 2011; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2011, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Recent lectures and conference papers

"Lynching, Politics and the Spectacle of Race: Reginald Marsh circa 1934," April 2016. Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University.

"Girl Watching and the Problem of Race in the Art of Reginald Marsh," October 2015. George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

"Race at Home: Black Bodies, Servitude and 1930s American Painting," June 2015. Space Between Society, Literature and Culture 1914-1945, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN.

"Work, Race and 'The City': Thomas Hart Benton and the Great Depression," October 2014. Keynote Lecture, Mark Roskill Art History Symposium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

"The Princess and the Frog: Disney and Black Animation" March 2014. Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Charlottesville, VA.

"Rewriting the City: Art, George Biddle and the Great Depression," November 2011, Southeast College Art Conference, Savannah, GA.