- B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University
- M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University
Research and Teaching
Professor Susik's area of expertise is Modern and Contemporary Art History and Theory, with a research focus on issues of culture and aesthetics in the European avant-gardes between the World Wars. After a decade of teaching experience in New York City and elsewhere, Dr. Susik offers courses at Willamette University related to nineteenth- through twenty-first-century Art History, The History of Photography, Methodologies of Art History, and specialized topics in Modern and Contemporary Art.
Mellon-funded Liberal Arts Research Collaborative (LARC), “Remediation,” Willamette University, 2013
Atkinson Faculty Development Award, Research in Europe, Willamette University, 2011-2012
Millsaps College Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009-2011
Selected Recent and Forthcoming Publications
“Surrealism and Cinematic Time: Hans Richter’s Vormittagsspuk (1927-1928),” forthcoming in Time and Temporality (Leuven University Press), 2014.
"Black Humor in the “Children’s Corner:” Carrington and S.NOB in Mexico City, 1962," forthcoming in Leonora Carrington and the International Avant-Garde, eds. Jonathan P. Eburne and Catriona McAra (Manchester University Press, 2014).
“Consuming and Consumed: Woman as Habituée in Eugène Grasset’s Morphinomaniac (1897),” forthcoming in Decadence, Degeneration and the End: Studies in the European Fin de Siècle, eds. Marja Härmänmaa and Christopher Nissen (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
“Surrealism and Jules Verne: Depth of Subtext in a Collage by Max Ernst,” forthcoming in Surrealism, Science Fiction and Comics, ed. Gavin Parkinson (Liverpool University Press, 2014).
“Mimesis, Coding, Programming: Considerations on the Meta-Image and the Microcontroller in New Media Art,” Meta- and Inter-Images in Contemporary Visual Art and Culture, ed. Carla Taban (Leuven University Press, 2013). 281-297.
Rothko, Mark,” Oregon Encyclopedia, 2013.
“Documenta 13, Kassel,” Journal of Curatorial Studies, vol. 2, no. 1, spring 2013. 111-116.
“2012 Mapping Festival, Geneva,” The Senses & Society, vol. 7, no. 3, spring 2013. 117-121.
“The Screen Politics of Architectural Projection,” Public: Art, Culture, Ideas, vol. 45, “Civic Spectacle,” spring 2012. 106-119.
“Sky Projectors, Portapaks and Projection Bombing: the Rise of a Portable Projection Medium,” Journal of Film and Video, special double issue on video history, vol. 64, nos. 1-2, spring/summer, 2012. 79-92.
“Convergence Zone: The Aesthetics and Politics of the Ocean in Contemporary Art and Photography,” feature essay in Drain Magazine, vol. 15, “Supernature,” spring 2012.
“Cy Twombly: Writing after Writing,” Rebus: A Journal of Theory and Art History, no. 3, winter 2009. 1-28.