Assistant Professor – Art History, Visual Studies
William Kaizen is Assistant Professor of Art History and Media Studies at Northeastern University. His current book project is a history of video art and politics in the 1960s and 1970s for Duke University Press. He is co-editor of the book Communities of Sense: Rethinking Aesthetics in Practice (Duke University Press, 2009), on Jacques Ranciere and the contemporary turn to aesthetics. His essays include “Steps to an Ecology of Communication: Radical Software, Dan Graham and the Legacy of Gregory Bateson” in Art Journal (Winter, 2009) and “Computer Participator: Situating Nam June Paik’s Work in Computing” in Mainframe Experimentalism: The Experimental Arts and Early Digital Computing (University of California Press, forthcoming). He recently curated the exhibition Pop Cinema: Art and Film in the U.S. and U.K. at the International House Philadelphia, for which he was award a Pew Exhibitions Initiative grant.