I'm a first-year graduate student in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Brown University. In 2011 I received my B.A. in Art History and a minor in Visual Art from the University of Chicago. My focus within my major was the critical reception of photography from its invention to the present, and I wrote my senior thesis on the modernist American photographer Paul Strand and his work in Mexico in the 1930s. At Brown my focus continues to be photography, and my interests include landscape, the legacy and impact of the 1975 George Eastman House show New Topographics, the rise of color in art photography, and the relationship of photography to other media, especially film and painting. I hope to eventually pursue a career in academia and the art world more broadly, whether through curating, publishing, teaching, or consulting.