Barry studies American art and visual culture from the late nineteenth to the mid twentieth century. His research explores depictions of the American landscape, tourism, and the construction of natural spaces. His M.A. qualifying papers on early Shenandoah National Park promotional imagery and the posthumanist landscapes of Cary Fukunaga's True Detective and Richard Misrach's Cancer Alley, both examine visual representations of the American south. Barry enjoys hiking, Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac, and collecting national park cancellation stamps.
B.A., Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2013
Selected Professional Experience
Graduate Assistant, Sharpe Community Scholars Program, 2014 – present
Teaching Assistant, CMST 100: The College and the Community, 2014 - present
Adult Programs Assistant, Virgina Museum of Fine Arts, Arts and Education Division, 2013 – 2014