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Raino Isto

Visiting Assistant Professor


I am an art historian, educator, and curator who works on the relationship between art, politics, activism, and community memory. I’m currently the editor-in-chief of ARTMargins Online. I received my PhD in 2019 from the University of Maryland, College Park, where I wrote about the political valences of monumental sculpture in socialist and post-socialist Southeastern Europe. My work has been published in Third Text, the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Science Fiction Studies, Extrapolation, International Labor and Working Class History, ARTMargins, RACAR, and The Getty Research Journal.

Phd, Art History, University of Maryland, College Park
MA, Art History, University of Maryland, College Park
BA, Art History and Political Theory, Willamette University