I am assistant professor of modern and contemporary art history at Swarthmore College.

Here is a selection of my academic publishing, catalog essays, art criticism, and translations.

In addition to writing and teaching, I have been involved in several editorial and curatorial projects.
Since 2014 I serve in the Editorial Collective of FIELD, a journal of socially engaged art criticism. Directed by Grant Kester, FIELD advances discussions about art and social justice. Check its latest issue at

Between 2013 and 2016 I served in the Editorial Board of COCOM, an open press that translated to Spanish key conversations in art theory and criticism. COCOM was based in la Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatán (Mérida, México). Read more about it here.

In 2009, together with a collective of four other artists, I founded RAMPA, an independent research and production space in Madrid. I served as the space’s co-curator until 2011. 

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