Art History, Visual Culture, and Aesthetics; History and Theory of Modern and Contemporary Architecture, Design, and the Built Environment; Theories of Habit, Habitation, and Dwelling; Ethology; Philosophical approaches to architecture and the arts; Monuments and Community; Issues of Ontological Indifference and Suspended Judgment; History and Theory of Photography.
Main main areas of interest and publication encompass modern architecture, design, and the built environment; the intersections of art history, visual studies, theory, and aesthetics; and philosophical approaches to art and architecture. These domains of inquiry are driven by two intersecting constellations of concern: habit and the ‘unthought’, and issues of suspended judgment and ontological indifference.
Before taking up my position as Professor of Art History at the University of Oslo, I was Director of History, Theory, and Criticism in the College of Architecture and Design, University of Houston, Director of Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter, Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art, Ohio State University, and an SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow/Richard H. Tomlinson Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Communication Studies and Art History, McGill University. I received my BA and MA from McGill University in Canada, and my PhD from the Department of Art History at Northwestern University, U.S.A.
- KUN 2500/4500 Current Topics in Art History: On Habit, Art, and Architecture (Sep-Dec 2016)
- KUN 2550/4550 Topics in Modern and Postmodern Art: Rethinking Indifference (Jan-May 2017)
- KUN 2560/456 Topics in Visual Studies: Visuality, Aesthetics, and Capitalism (August-October 2017)