Taro Nettleton, Ph.D.
Co-coordinator of Art major
Areas of Expertise
Contemporary art, visual culture, and critical theory.
Assistant 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.
Assistant Professor Nettleton currently has two broad research interests. The first is the relation between urban spatial politics and subjectivity and how they were articulated in avant-garde works of the 1960s and 1970s. His second research interest concerns visuality in historical and contemporary art practices in the context of the March 11, 2011 disaster and consequent nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
- 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