I am a PhD candidate in the Department of American Studies at Brown University, where I am also a MA candidate in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture. As a scholar of American art of the 20th and 21st centuries, I am most passionate about contemporary art and visual culture, including photography, mixed media, installation art, and performance. My dissertation, “Seeing Feeling: The Work of Empathy in Exhibitionary Spaces,” considers how contemporary art museums and other exhibitionary spaces reinforce racial sightlines through the rhetoric of empathetic sight.

You can reach me by email at anni_pullagura [at] brown [dot] edu.