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How/Why Research? I got involved with research because I was unsatisfied with the harsh division between art history and art practice. I wanted to bridge this gap and locate common ground by using art history as an informative framework and constructive lens through which to better understand and execute art practice. I was able to get involved by talking with professors in both disciplines, as well as using what I learned in both fields to develop an interdisciplinary methodology of research in art.

Research Experience: I am a Southern Futures fellow at the Center for the Study of the American South developing a multimedia exhibition conceptually focused on the relationship between symbols, lived realities, and the natural environment within the context of the American South. I am also a McNair Scholar researching strategies and implications of performance art pedagogy.

Student Organizations/Clubs: Studio Art Majors Association, SAMple Gallery

Random Fun Fact: I’m really bad at math.