I earned my B.A. in Art History from Reed College and my M.Phil and Ph.D. in 20th-Century art from the CUNY Graduate Center. I am enjoying a successful career in the New York art world with skills and experience ranging from teaching at the graduate level, designing academic programs, museum education, writing and curating. A pioneering scholar in the field of installation art, I am the author of From Margin to Center: The Spaces of Installation Art (MIT Press, 2000). For a number of years I have been exploring the role that art can play in raising awareness of the environmental crisis. My most recent work can be found in the anthology I edited, Art, Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene (Vernon Press, 2019). I recently directed a Masters program in Modern and Contemporary Art at Christie’s Education, New York.