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Corinna Kirsch

Visiting Assistant Professor


Corinna Kirsch is a social art historian of postwar and contemporary art and design focused on conceptual and intermedia practices of the 1960s and 1970s and their afterlives in present-day forms of digital media. Her work investigates the stakes of making work engaged with technological materials and vocabularies at moments of perceived historical crisis or transformation. Kirsch’s research methods incorporate interdisciplinary materials and histories from the fields of media studies, critical theory, and disability studies. Overall, her work as a scholar, curator, and educator is united by an ongoing interest in the material analysis of “socio-technical imaginaries,” which has led to publications that have addressed the socio-political contexts of computation, protest movements, and climate change.