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Jenni Sorkin

Jenni Sorkin is assistant professor of History of Art and Architecture at the University of California Santa Barbara. From 2010-2011, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. She holds a PhD in the History of Art from Yale University. She is currently completing a book manuscript, titled Live Form: Craft as Participation, which examines the confluence of gender, artistic labor, and craft pedagogy from 1950 to 1975. Her writing has appeared in the New Art Examiner, Art Journal, Art Monthly, NU: The Nordic Art Review, Frieze, The Journal of Modern Craft, Modern Painters, and Third Text. She has written numerous in-depth catalog essays on feminist art and material culture topics. Her next book project focuses on the post-World War II non-denominational chapel as a unique intersection of monumental modernist architecture, social justice, and secular spirituality. She is the recipient of the 2004 Art Journal Award, given by the College Art Association.

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