Dr Jo Applin (Senior Lecturer, Department of History of Art, University of York) was the Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies for the Lent Term 2016.
Jo Applin is an art historian specialising in American art since 1945, with a particular emphasis on questions of gender and sexuality. Her books include Eccentric Objects: Rethinking Sculpture in 1960s America (Yale University Press, 2012) and Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Room-Phalli's Field (MIT Press, 2012). She is currently completing a book on the American artist Lee Lozano, with particular emphasis on her relationship to feminism and her 1971 ‘boycott of women’, and finalising an article on artist Ida Applebroog’s engagement with feminist time. Jo is also developing a new project focused on generational thinking, feminism and ageing in American art.