Caitlin Woolsey

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Fourth Year
Modern and Contemporary Art

Caitlin Woolsey’s research revolves around the historical confluence of visual art, performance, and media, particularly in the mid-twentieth century in Europe and America. Her dissertation, titled “Sensibilia: Sounding the Acoustic Image in Postwar Paris,” examines how the integration of sound transformed intermedia practices in the decades following the Second World War. Caitlin helped found the Postwar Culture Working Group at Yale. She has an MA in Philosophy and the Arts from Stony Brook University, and she has held positions at the National Gallery of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Guggenheim Museum, and Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Her critical writing and poetry have appeared in such publications as Los Angeles Review of Books, Jadaliyya, Contemporary Philosophy Review, and The Spoon River Poetry Review. She is a 2016-2017 Chateaubriand Fellow