Jenni Sorkin is Assistant Professor of contemporary art history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her work examines the confluence of gender and material culture within modern and contemporary art history, theory and criticism. 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 book, Live Form: Women, Ceramics and Community, will be published by University of Chicago Press in 2016. She holds a PhD in the History of Art from Yale University, and is currently an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow for 2015.