American art and visual culture from 1492 to present, ecology and the politics of nature.
Gun Vision: The Ballistic
Imagination in American Art,
A Greene Country Towne: Art, Culture, and Ecology in Philadelphia, Penn State University Press, under contract for publication in 2014
2002 Ph.D. Art History, University of Delaware
1995 M.L.S., Library Science, University of Maryland, College Park
1988 M.A., History of Art, Johns Hopkins University
1984 B.A., Grinnell College
Senior Fellow, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
2009, Core Faculty Member, "Picturing John James Audubon," NEH Summer Institute, Indiana University
2010-11 First Co-Principal Investigator, Provost's Seed Award, Temple University
2009 Ahmanson Foundation Publication
Grant for Thomas Eakins and the Cultures of Modernity,
University of California Press
2006-07 Fellowship in Residence, Charles M. Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University
2006 Nineteenth-Century Studies
Association Article Prize for "'Jeff College Boys': Thomas Eakins, Dr.
and Anatomical Fraternity in Postbellum Philadelphia," American Quarterly 57, no. 2 (June 2005): 355-83
2004 Postdoctoral Scholarship in Residence, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center, Santa Fe, N.M.
2001-02 Dissertation Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies / Henry Luce Foundation
2000-01 Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Visual Politics of Nature