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Middlebury College
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American art, material culture, history of science, history of natural history, scientific models, optical devices, ballot boxes, wearable technology, mass culture, history of bodybuilding
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Recent Publications

Henry Sheldon’s Relic Chair:

“Preserving the Perfect State: Titian Peale’s Butterflies,” Victorian Studies 60, no. 2 (Winter 2018): 171-184.

“Bringing Students into the Picture: Teaching with Tableaux Vivants,” Art History Pedagogy & Practice 2, no. 2 (2017):

“Capturing Nature: American Artists’ Pursuit of Natural History,” Flora/Fauna: The Naturalist Impulse in American Art, ed. Jennifer Stettler Parsons (Old Lyme, CT: Florence Griswold Museum, 2017): 74-95.

“Moving Pictures: Magic Lanterns, Translucent Hats, and Urban Advertising in the Nineteenth Century,” Modernism/modernity 23, no. 4 (Nov. 2016): 733-769 and

“The Glass Ballot Box and Political Transparency,” Common-place 16:4, Special issue on politics and elections (Fall 2016):

“Introduction” and Guest Editor of “Art and Invention in the U.S.: Special Feature” for Panorama Issue 3 (Summer 2016):

“The Disappearing Model: Harvard’s Glass Flowers and the Perils of Trompe l’Oeil” in Artefacts: Studies in the History of Science and Technology Volume 9: Analyzing Art and Aesthetics, edited by Anne Collins Goodyear and Margaret A. Weitekamp (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press through Rowman & Littlefield, 2013): 18-38.

“George Luks and ‘Tough’ Dancing on New York’s Lower East Side,” in Imaging Dance: Visual Representations of Dancers and Dancing, edited by Barbara Sparti and Judy Van Zile, et al (New York: Georg Olms Verlag, 2011): 225-245.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Material Culture, Museums, Pedagogy