Caitlin is an art historian specializing in modern European art history, with a secondary concentration in the historical and contemporary arts of Africa. She graduated with her Ph.D. from Emory University in December 2020.
Her research focuses on questions of intermediality, collaboration, gender, race, power, and the construction of knowledge. In her dissertation, “Sonia Delaunay’s Cross-Media Abstraction,” she challenges the way modern art history privileges certain artistic practices and identities by claiming the significance of Delaunay’s cross-media, collaborative work in the development of early 20th-century abstraction.
In the spirit of collaboration, Caitlin has also spent three years working with a team on the digital-born project Mapping Senufo, visualizing the knowledge infrastructure around Senufo-labelled objects from Côte d’Ivoire.