Dissertation Work, May Update

The most exciting news about my dissertation right now is that I successfully completed my prospectus colloquium on April 12, and that my project, tentatively titled “Reassessing Art Outreach Exhibitions,” has been approved. This means that the faculty members who read my prospectus agreed that I should move forward with the project. This also means… Continue reading Dissertation Work, May Update

Exhibition Work, April Update

As with last month’s post, my ongoing exhibition work with the Barry has been moving in two interrelated but distinct directions. On the one hand, I’ve been continuing my research into robots and automata, focusing particularly on their cultural histories. At the same time, we’ve been addressing the more practical side of exhibition work by… Continue reading Exhibition Work, April Update

Museums in Times of Crisis: An Equality Lab Virtual Symposium

In October I told you about Finding Home, a virtual symposium from the Equality Lab that looked at the concept of home during the pandemic. Last Friday, we hosted another symposium addressing the pandemic and the overarching need for social change, Museums in Times of Crisis. Organized by Laura Beltr├ín-Rubio and myself, this symposium provided… Continue reading Museums in Times of Crisis: An Equality Lab Virtual Symposium

Exhibition Work, March Update

Last month my exhibition work with the Barry Art Museum started moving in two interrelated directions. On the one hand, I’ve continued doing my research independently, reading about different topics and artists and taking notes for future reference. I’ve also started meeting with the museum’s education and exhibition staff as a group, as we start… Continue reading Exhibition Work, March Update

Dissertation Work, March Update

The last few months have been rather busy for me regarding the dissertation, but the work has changed slightly as I’ve settled into the new year. If January was all about sorting through potential subtopics and archival repositories, February and early March have been about distilling those various resources into a coherent prospectus draft. Since… Continue reading Dissertation Work, March Update

Sharing Virtual Experiences with the Equality Lab and the 2021 CDHC Symposium

Nearly one year ago, I started spending almost all of my time at home due to the pandemic and the resulting needs for stay-at-home orders, mask-wearing, and virtual work. Working at home, however, doesn’t mean I’ve been entirely disconnected from the broader academic communities at William & Mary and beyond. While most of my time… Continue reading Sharing Virtual Experiences with the Equality Lab and the 2021 CDHC Symposium