Thea Ballard

Thea Ballard is a second-year Ph.D. student in art history, studying American contemporary art with a focus on sound, song, and affect. She received a BA in American Studies from Vassar College in 2013. Her art and music criticism has appeared in publications including Art in AmericaModern Painters , Affidavit , Pitchfork , the Brooklyn Rail , the Fader , Momus , ArtReview , unbag ,  and Dis.  She has contributed to exhibition catalogues for Israel Lund and John Akomfrah. Her advisor is Dr. Kristine Stiles, Frances Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. 

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