I am an artist and PhD fellow in Cultural Analysis & Theory at Stony Brook University. There I also teach film, philosophy, cultural studies, and writing.
My academic work draws from environmental humanities, visual culture, media studies, science and technology studies, existential phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and critical theory.
My artwork inspires and is inspired by my research. Primarily a painter, I use abstract expressionistic techniques, spontaneously creating layers of texture and color, at times incorporating mixed media (such as sand, fabric, paper, metal leaf, etc.) I often balance these surfaces with detailed brushwork influenced by romanticism and natural forms—figures, landscapes, and natural patterns. I am drawn to themes I encounter in my research: the uncanny, memory, worldhood, materiality, loss, and the tension of the nature/culture relation.