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Diana Kamin


PhD, Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
BA, Art History, Georgetown University

Biography and Research Interests

With a background in art history and curating contemporary art at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Diana Kamin received her PhD in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University. Her broad research interests include the intersections of art, culture, and media history. She is currently working on a book project on the history of circulating image collections in American museums, libraries, and stock photography agencies, and how they lay the groundwork for today's image flows.

Selected Publications

“Mid-Century Visions, Programmed Affinities: The Enduring Challenges of Image Classification,” Journal of Visual Culture (December 2017)
“The Wojnarowicz Challenge: Part I,” Voices of Contemporary Art (September 2017)
"Between Archived, Shredded and Lost/Found: Erasure in Digital and Artistic Contexts," Media-N Special Issue: Aesthetics of Erasure 11(1) (Spring 2015). (With Ella Klik)
Frequent reviewer for Art in America

Courses Taught

Freedom of Expression; Persuasion and Public Opinion; Media, Culture, and Globalization