Michael Jackson and the Myth of Race and Gender

[Published in Michael Jackson:  Grasping the Spectacle.  London:  Ashgate, 2011] “To be different is to lead a life of pain and persecution” —Nip/Tuck Many writers and theorists have attempted to deconstruct the persona of Michael Jackson from his superstar emergence in 1979 with the studio release…

Public Art in Haiti:
The Goudou Goudou and the Museum of Disaster Relief

[Presented at a conference of the National Association of Art Critics on public art held in Yerevan, Armenia in 2010] Haiti’s earthquake killed approximately three hundred thousand people, among of which were hundreds of fine artists, metal sculptors and artisans whose living depended upon the sales…

Desaparecidos

[Published in Dictionnaire de la violence. Ed. Michela Marzano. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2010] The notion of disappearance has existed throughout time involving the absence of an individual or group of people and can be found throughout historical tales and literature.  Originally disappearance took place…