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Corinna Kirsch

Visiting Assistant Professor


Corinna Kirsch is a social historian of postwar and contemporary art and design focused on conceptual and intermedia practices of the 1960s 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 incorporates interdisciplinary methods 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 computation and climate change within aesthetic contexts.

B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Ph.D., Stony Brook University, the State University of New York