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Charlotte Kent

Assistant Professor, Art and Design

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DR. KENT is Assistant Professor of Visual Culture in the Department of Art and Design where she is also the Program Coordinator for Art History.

She has published in academic and general audience venues about diverse topics related to visual culture. Her current research explores the role of the absurd in contemporary art and digital culture. She serves on the Board of Directors for the National Arts Club in New York City, where she founded the Artist Fellowship and organizes regular panel events. She speaks regularly for Artists Equity.

In 2019-2020, she is particularly pleased to be the Guest Editor for Creative Research Center producing a series of posts on the topic of Collaboration. She invites everyone to share their experiences of collaboration, positive or negative, with our community of readers.

Publications Under Review
“iLabor: Erasing Selves with Capital.” Media-N: The Journal of the New Media Caucus, CAA.
“Refiguring Data: Jennifer Lyn Morone, Inc. and Extreme Capitalism” in Visual Activism in the 21st Century, edited by Darcy White and Stephanie Hartle.

Sampling of Publications
2018 “Aestheticizing the Affective Politics of "If You See Something, Say Something." Emotion, Affect, and Rhetorical Persuasion in Mass Media: Theories and Case Studies. Ed. Lei Zhang. New York: Routledge. 156-170.
2018 “Manifesto” jointly written with Feminist Art and Architecture Collaborative, Harvard Design Magazine, no. 46.
2018 “The Poetics of a Political Vision in T. J. Clark's The Sight of Death.” Word & Image. 34.2, 176-186.
2015 “Surveying and Being Surveyed: Gendered Insights in John Berger’s Ways of Seeing.” On John Berger: Telling Stories. Ed. Ralf Hertel and David Malcolm. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi. 211-232.
2015 “Critical Cuts Considering Fontana’s Spatial Concept: Waiting (1960).” Journal of Visual Culture. 14.2, 256-260.

2019 Writing for College and Beyond: Life Lessons from the College Classroom. Peter Lang Publishers.

2019 "Waiting for the Absurd"
2018 “How to Teach Students Time Management,” Inside Higher Ed, Opinion, September 17.
2017 “The Netiquette Solution to Teaching the Syllabus.” Inside Higher Ed. January 31.
2016 “The Skills Gap is a Behavioral Gap.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, Commentary Blog. February 8.


Visual culture, aesthetics, art writing, digital culture, datafication, history of ekphrasis, surrealism, critical theory and postmodernism.


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