My dissertation entitled Fluid Materialisms: Contemporary Art, Posthumanism, and the Ages of Water argues that water's association with fluid conceptions of materiality evidences a largely overlooked posthumanist strain in post-sixties art, connecting art to the environment and contexts outside of the art world. I contend that some post-sixties art liquefied, rather than dematerialized, sourcing water’s association with life to renegotiate the boundaries between humans, nonhumans, and their shared environments. This research builds from my article “Fluid Histories: Luce Irigaray, Michel Serres, and the Ages of Water,” which was published in philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism.
Textual analysis, visual analysis
Areas of interest:
Art and cinema (particularly in relation to identity and the politics of representation); Feminist philosophy; Ecofeminism, Indigenous feminist ecology, and other intersections between ecology and gender studies
MFA, Film, Video and New Media (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
MA, Visual and Critical Studies (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
BA, Cultural Studies (New College of Florida)