Areas of Expertise
Contemporary art, visual culture, and critical theory.
Associate Professor Nettleton teaches a range of courses on art and visual culture. His courses include Art and Queer Theory, Contemporary Japanese Art, Modern Art, Art and the City, and Art and the Everyday. He has also taught courses on design studies at Parsons and on visual studies at the New School in New York.
Associate Professor Nettleton is interested in the intercourse of art and politics. His current research is concerned with the notion of visuality in the age of post-3/11 nuclear, and now COVID-19, invisible disasters. His doctoral research analyzed the relation between subjectivity and space in performance-based artworks of the 1960s and 1970s in Tokyo.
- "Shinjuku as Site: Toshio Matsumoto’s Bara no Soretsu/Funeral Parade of Roses (1969) and Nagisa Oshima’s Shinjuku Dorobo Nikki/Diary of a Shinjuku Thief (1969)" in Screen, Vol. 53 Issue 4, Spring 2014.
- “Hi Red Center’s Shelter Plan (1964): The Uncanny Body in the Imperial Hotel” in Japanese Studies, Vol. 34 Issue 1, Spring 2014.
- “White-on-White: The Overbearing Whiteness of Warhol Being” in Gay Shame. Edited by David M. Halperin and Valerie Traub. Chicago: UC Press, 2008.
- “Light, Currency, Spectacle, and War: Kobayashi Erika’s She Waited (2019)” The Asia-Pacific Journal Japan Focus, 18, no. 12, issue 5 (March 2020): 1-6.
Ph.D., University of Rochester, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, Department of Art History
M.A., University of Rochester, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, Department of Art History
B.F.A., Tufts University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Concentration in Photography and Printmaking
Adjunct Professor, Temple University, Japan Campus Undergraduate Program (September 2011– Fall 2017)
Adjunct Instructor, Parsons the New School for Design, Department of Art & Design Studies, New York (September 2006 – May 2008)
Adjunct Instructor, The New School, Department of General Studies (January – May 2008)