Building upon nearly a decade of experience with ground-breaking institutes of advanced of study and innovative research groups in the US, Europe and Britain, I seek a position as Senior Research Adviser or Consultant to creatively and effectively address issues of civic, cultural and global priority.
Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture, University of Virginia, December 2014, highest honors
Master of Liberal Arts, University of Richmond, 2007, highest honors
Ph.D. Program, Philosophy, Brown University, 1985-86; 87-89
B.A., Program of Liberal Studies (Intellectual History), Univ. of Notre Dame, 1985, highest honors
ACADEMIC POSITIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
Associate Fellow, (non-residential) Thriving Cities Lab, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture (IASC), Univ. of Virginia, 2017-
Consulting Researcher and Writer, Cultural Institute, King's College, London, Sept-Dec. 2018
Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London, 2017-18
Associate Fellow, King’s Centre for Strategic Communications, King’s College, London, 2016-
Associate Fellow, Research Groups On the Human Person/Technology/Thriving Cities, IASC, 2011-17
Invited Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies on the Image, Free University, Berlin, Sept. 2016 - Jan. 2017
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 2015-16
Visiting Lecturer, Art History Department, Virginia Commonwealth University, Spring 2015
Summer Fellow, National Humanities Center (USA) & Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 2013/2014
Lecturer, Art History Department, University of Virginia, Spring 2011/2010
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Fellowship, Center for Advanced Studies, Research group BildEvidenz. Geschichte und Ästhetik, Freie Universität, Berlin, Sept. 2016 - January 2017
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 2015-16
Summer Fellowship, National Humanities Center (N.C., USA) & Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 2013/2014
Jefferson Scholars Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2013-14
Robert J. Huskey Travel Fellowships, University of Virginia, March 2014; March 2011; Feb. 2008
Society of Fellows’ Travel Fellowships, University of Virginia, April 2013; February 2011
U.S. Graduate Representative, 33rd Congress of the International Historians of Art, July 2012
Fellowship for Translating the Past, Paleography Institute at Palazzo Rucellai, Florence, June 2011
Philip Francis du Pont Fellowships, University of Virginia, 2007-8; 2010-11
Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, University of Virginia, 2009-10
Dissertation Research Award, Society of Fellows, University of Virginia, 2009
Dietrich Award for Outstanding Service to University Museums, University of Richmond, 2007
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, Brown University, 1985-89
Dean’s Fellowship for the Study of Philosophy, Brown University, 1985-86
Finalist, Rhodes Scholarship (Oxford University), 1985
Glenna R. Joyce Scholarship, University of Notre Dame, 1981-85
Cities and the arts/built environment
Peer-reviewed article: A. Kim and J. Yates, ‘Towards Beauty and a Civics of Place: Notes from the Thriving Cities Project’, in Creative Placemaking: Research, Theory and Practice, Cara Courage and Anita McKeown, eds. Routledge, 2018.
Research brief: Governance models for Cultural Districts (with James Doeser), commissioned by the Global Cultural Districts Network (April 2018).
Peer-reviewed article: ‘Overwriting the city: graffiti, crisis politics, and the image of Athens’, in Defence Strategic Communications, Journal of NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (Fall 2017).
Research brief: ‘Beauty as an endowment of Thriving Cities’, A. M. Kim, editor and author, with L. Merrill, C. Miller, C. Yates, 2015, available online: http://thrivingcities.com/endowments/beautiful.
Review: A fragile generosity: autumn, art & architecture in Venice, TOAST Magazine/Arts & Culture (online), Sept. 2018.
Interview: Cara Courage, Head of Tate Exchange, TOAST Magazine/Arts & Culture (online), July 2018.
Review: Hamed Abdalla, A R A B É C É D A I R E, The Mosaic Rooms, London, Frieze Magazine (online), May 2018.
Review: Leonor Antunes + Rachel Whiteread, TOAST Magazine/Arts & Culture (online), Jan. 2018.
Essay: ‘Liane Lang: Civic monuments and spectres of the past,’ Garageland: art, culture, ideas, Issue 21, Spring 2017.
Catalog essay: Karen Schiff, ‘Drawing the Invisible, Speaking the Ineffable,’ for Art=Text=Art Drawings from the Kramarsky Collection, University of Richmond Museums, Sept.-Oct. 2011.
Catalog essay: Tracy Spencer-Stonestreet, for Untitled: Mid-Atlantic Exhibition of
Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C. and Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia, July-Sept. 2011.
Book: Reforming the Image: Idols and Iconoclasm in Early Modern Rome (invited for review by Routledge).
Peer-reviewed article: ‘Idols and iconoclasm in an age of art: Maarten van Heemskerck’s St. Luke and the Virgin (ca. 1550s)’, in Rethinking Antiquity in the Netherlands, Arthur di Furia, ed., Amsterdam University Press (forthcoming 2019).
Peer-reviewed article: ‘Painting the Eternal: Micromosaic Materiality and Transubstantiation in an Icon of Christ at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Rome’, in “Almost Eternal”: Paintings on Stone and Material Innovation, Piers Baker-Bates and Elena Calvillo, eds., Brill (March 2018).
Peer-reviewed article: ‘Creative Iconoclasms in Renaissance Italy,’ in Striking Images, iconoclasms past and present’, S. Boldrick, L. Brubaker and R. Clay, eds. (Farnham, England and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press, 2013).
Image culture and technology
Commissioned essay: ‘Re-enchantment and Iconoclasm in an Age of Images’, The Hedgehog Review, Critical Reflections on Contemporary Culture, Fall 2015.
RESEARCH NETWORKS AND GRANTS
Associate Fellow, Art & Conflict Hub, Dept. of War Studies, King’s College London, 2016-
Associate Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia, 2011- 2017.
Kress Travel Grant to present at joint session of the Historians of Netherlandish Art and the Italian Art Society, Renaissance Society of America Meeting, Boston, April 2016.
Participant, Artistic Practices: visualizing the urban context, Sussan Babaie (Courtauld) and Shane McCausland (SOAS), Directors, December 2015-present.
Participant, Andrew W. Mellon Research Forum on Religion, Art and Conflict, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, Michael Carter, Director, June –December 2014.
Participant, interdisciplinary research group on The Human Person, Technology and the Self, Joseph Davis, Director, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, Univ. of Virginia, 2011-2013.
Research member, international interdisciplinary research network: Iconoclasms: practices of the past, interpretations of the present, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (U.K.), 2011-13, Leslie Brubaker and Richard Clay (University of Birmingham, U.K.), Directors. Members’ research contributed to a major exhibition, Art Under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm at Tate Britain, October 2013 – Jan. 2014.
Travel Grant to participate in Resources and techniques for the study of Renaissance and Early modern culture, Warburg Institute, London, May 2010.
Dissertation Research and Travel Grants, Lindner Center and the Robert Craine Fund, McIntire Department of Art, Univ. of Virginia, Summer 2008; May 2010; September 2011.
M.A. Thesis Research Grant, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, University of Richmond, Summer 2007.
CONFERENCE PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL ORGANIZATION
Q&A performingborders | Live, performative reading and a conversation between Nobel Peace Prize photographer and artist Sim Chi Yin and curator Annie Jael Kwan from Something Human and Asia-Art-Activism, curated by Alessandra Cianetti, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, 19 March 2019.
Paper, ‘Theorising the image and art for IR conflict studies: the iconic turn and political mediation’, War for Presence: Conflict and Identity at the Art History-IR Nexus, King’s College, 30 June 2018.
Organiser (with Art History/UCL) and presenter, Troubling monuments: making, breaking and re-making heritage and history, Institute of Advanced Studies in Culture, UCL, 15 May 2018.
Organiser and discussant, Landscapes of vulnerability: a conversation with Lola Frost (Leverhulme Fellow, King’s College) and Edmund Clark (award-winning photographer), Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL, 25 April 2018.
Public lecture, ‘Enchantment and iconoclasm in an age of images’, with Prof. Martin Holbraad (Anthropology) and Dr Hans Christian Hoenes (Warburg Institute), respondents, Institute of Advanced Studies in Culture, UCL, 20 Feb 2018.
Invited Keynote, ‘The Aesthetics of the Abdomen: art historical and philosophical reflections’, Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Europe, Royal College of Physicians, London, 2 Feb 2018.
Residential Seminar presentation, ‘Reforming the Renaissance: Idols and Iconoclasm in Early Modern Rome’, Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL, 19 Feb 2018.
Public presentation, ‘Cosmos <Affect> Polis’, Summative panel, Rosi Braidotti Seminars on the Post-human, Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL, 19 Nov. 2018.
Panelist, Screening of ‘White Helmets’ documentary, Refugee and Migration Unit, UCL, Dec. 2017.
Conference paper, ‘Reforming the image: idols and iconoclasm in Early Modern Europe’, Ikonoklasmus. Bilder verehren/ Bilder zerstören, workshop in conjunction with exhibition Renaissance and Reformation: German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach, Kulturforum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 11-12 May 2017.
Research presentation, ‘Michelangelo as iconoclast sculptor’, BildEvidenz research group, Freie Universität, Berlin, Dec. 2017.
Chair, panel for conference Dead or Alive! Tracing the Animation of Matter in Art and Visual Culture, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 10-11 November 2016.
Panelist, Museums and social responsibility in the wake of humanitarian crisis (in conjunction with exhibitions, Refuge/e and Disappearance at Sea), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, April 2017.
Co-organiser and respondent, Traces of War: A Pre-Exhibition Symposium, Kings College, London, October 2016.
Chair: Politics over the Public: The Role of Museums, Courtauld Institute of Art, June 2016.
Conference paper: ‘Painting the Eternal: Mosaic and Stone in Early Modern Italy’, British School at Rome, Italy, May 17, 2016.
Chair: Panel on Art and Conflict, Beyond Borders at Blain|Southern Galleries, sponsored by UNICEF NextGen London, May 2016.
Invited Panelist: A Dialogue on Beauty, The Ford Foundation, New York, December 2016.
Co-organizer (with Robert Williams, Univ. of Santa Barbara, CA) and Chair: Rethinking the Rhetoric and Force of Images, Renaissance Society of America meeting, Boston, MA, March 2016.
Conference paper: IAS-HNS joint session, ‘Reforming the idol: Maerten van Heemskerck’s St. Luke and the Virgin (1545)’, Renaissance Society of America meeting, Boston, MA, March 2016.
Co-organizer (with Julian Stallabrass) and Presenter, Symposium on Art and Terrorism, The Sackler Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, February, 2016.
Co-organizer (with Robert Williams), IAS sponsored session, Rethinking the Rhetoric and Force of Images, College Art Association meeting, Washington, DC, February 2016.
Conference paper: ‘Idols of art and of the mind: Michelangelo’s Rondanini pietà’, Renaissance Conference of Southern California meeting, The Huntington Library, CA, June 2015.
Fellows’ lecture: ‘The New (Old) Image Wars: Rethinking Image and Violence after Paris’, Fellows Symposium, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia, May 2015.
Invited lecture: ‘The New (Old) Image Wars: Rethinking Image and Violence after Paris,’ UC Santa Barbara, CA, April, 2015.
Invited lecture: ‘The New (Old) Image Wars: Rethinking Image and Violence after Paris’, The Hallie Ford Museum, Willamette University, OR, March 2015.
Conference paper: ‘Idols of Art and of the Mind: Sculptural and Spiritual Iconoclasm in Michelangelo’s Rondanini Pietà’, Mellon Research Forum Conference on Religion, Art and Conflict, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, Dec. 5-6, 2014.
Panel organizer, session titled Creative Destruction in Early Modern Europe, Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, New York 2014.
Research presentation: ‘Reformations of the Image’, Summer Institute of Advanced Study, sponsored by the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, July 2014.
Research presentation: ‘Beauty as an endowment of Thriving Cities’, Thriving Cities Conference, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at Virginia, June 2014.
Fellows’ lecture: ‘Iconoclasms past and present’, Jefferson Fellows and Faculty Fellows Program, Jefferson Scholars Foundation, April 9, 2014.
Invited lecture: ‘Real Space, Imagined Place: Reinventing Icon and Vision, from Byzantium to Rome’, Boardman Lecture and Symposium on Material Religions, Univ. of Pennsylvania, April 2014.
Research presentation: ‘Iconoclasms: exhibition at Tate Britain and research’, Research Forum, Courtauld Institute of Art, June 2014.
Invited lecture: ‘Sculpture, iconoclasm and re-formations of the spirit: phenomenological reflections on Michelangelo’s last pietà’, Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts, co-sponsored by Duke Divinity School and the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Culture, Nov. 2013.
Conference paper: ‘Somatic piety: devotion, descent and the vision of Gregory at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Rome’, Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, San Diego, April 2013.
Organizer and presenter, Theorizing the Global, roundtable for an interdisciplinary conference ‘Future(s) of the University,’ Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures, U. of Virginia, Nov 2012.
Respondent: ‘Iconoclasm in Pre-History? Breaking objects and landscapes’, meeting of AHRC research network, University of Notre Dame, September 2012.
Research presentation: ‘Image agency, iconoclasm and the aesthetics of contemplation,’ meeting of AHRC research network, Tate Modern, London, October 2011.
Panel organizer (with Fredrika Jacobs), session on Accessing the Holy through Body and in Image, Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Montreal, March 2011.
Conference paper: ‘Materiality and the Mediation of Spirit: The Christ Icon between Italy and Byzantium’, 37th Annual Cleveland Symposium of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, February 2011.
Conference paper: ‘The Dialectical Icon’, Interdisciplinary Forum on Icons and Iconoclasm, W.J.T. Mitchell, keynote speaker, Jefferson Scholars Foundation, University of Virginia, October 2010.
Conference paper: ‘Transforming Agency in the Italian Appropriation of a Byzantine Icon’, Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, March 2009.
Respondent and Chair, panel on Neoplatonism and the Arts: Controversy, Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, March 2008.
Public lecture: Introduction to exhibition, News of the Colonies: Prints, Maps and Perceptions of the New World, Camp Concert Hall, University of Richmond, January 2007.
Gallery talk: ‘Mapping the Marvelous’ and teacher seminars for News of the Colonies: Prints, Maps and Perceptions of the New World, University of Richmond Museums, Feb.- April 2007.
PROJECT ADMINISTRATION, MUSEUM AND PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK
Invited scholar, planning workshop on Edge-Border-Conflict, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, 7-8 June 2016.
Lead scholar/project director, Research brief on beauty as a cultural endowment of the city in art, architecture, urban design, aesthetics, Thriving Cities Project, IASC, Joshua Yates, Director, Fall 2013 – September 2014.
Co-editor, with Francesca Fiorani, 25 essays by scholars of the NEH Summer Institute - Leonardo da Vinci: Between Art and Science, online resource with bibliography, Sept. 2013– Feb. 2014.
Program coordinator, NEH Summer Institute - Leonardo da Vinci: Between Art and Science, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max Planck Institut, Florence, Italy and University of Virginia, Francesca Fiorani, Director, 2011-12.
Project coordinator for Humanities in Place: Academic Space in Theory and Practice, Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures + School of Architecture, University of Virginia, Jan.- April, 2013. Michael Levenson (English) and William Sherman (Architecture), Directors.
Organizer for Humanities Week, sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures, University of Virginia, April 2013.
Coordinator for international conference and web design, Cultural Crossings: China and beyond in the Medieval Period, University of Virginia, Dorothy Wong, Director, Sept. 2009 - March 2010.
Curatorial assistant, co-curator and panel writer, with Richard Waller, Museum Director, for News of the Colonies: Prints, Maps and Perceptions of the New World, University of Richmond Museums, Sept. 2006-May 2007.
TEACHING (History of Art and Architecture)
The Courtauld Institute of Art
Assistant, From Dante to Michelangelo: Rhetoric, Representation and Identity in Italian Art and Literature, c. 1300-1550, Interdisciplinary Mellon M.A. course, Dr. Scott Nethersole and Mellon Visiting Professor, Dr. Frederica Pich, 2015-16.
Visiting Lecturer, Sculpture and the Body in Renaissance Italy, Self-designed BA3/Special options course for undergraduate degree candidates, Fall 2015.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Art History Department
Visiting Lecturer/Faculty Replacement, Renaissance Art and Architecture (1300-1600): Italy and beyond, Self-designed 300-level undergraduate lecture course, Spring 2015.
Visiting Lecturer/Faculty Replacement, High Renaissance and Mannerism: Italy and beyond. Self-designed 400-level undergraduate lecture course, Spring 2010.
University of Virginia, McIntire Department of Art
Guest lecturer on materiality, devotion and iconoclasm, The Materiality of Art, graduate seminar (Prof. Douglas Fordham) March 2014.
Guest lecturer, sessions on ‘Cognitive Science, Art and Emotions’ and ‘The Faculties of the Intellect, Renaissance Art and Science, Freshman University seminar (Prof. Fiorani), Jan. 2012.
Lecturer, Sacred Image East and West, self-designed 400-level undergraduate seminar, Spring 2011.
Teaching Assistant, Introductory Art History Survey II, undergraduate lecture course (Prof. Sarah Betzer, Instructor) Spring 2009.
T.A., On-site course, Renaissance Art and Architecture, undergraduate lecture course (F. Fiorani), Florence and Siena, Italy, January 2009.
T.A., On-site course, Renaissance Art and Architecture, undergraduate lecture course (F. Fiorani) Rome and Florence, Italy, January 2008.
Jefferson Fellowship Review Committee (PhD awards), University of Virginia, Feb-March 2018
Viva/Dissertation Review committee member (PhD), Department of Art History, UCL, August 2017
Volunteer, Syrian pop-up restaurant, London, April 2017
Volunteer, Beyond Borders campaign for UNICEF/Syrian relief, NextGen London, May 2016
Volunteer, documentary photographer and fundraiser, refugee camps in Lesvos and Eidomeni, Greece, February and March 2016
LANGUAGES (in order of proficiency)
Italian, Spanish, German (passive/reading), French (reading), Ancient Greek (reading)
College Art Association; Renaissance Society of America
REFERENCES upon request