Assistant Professor of Visual Studies
Kenneth White received his PhD in art history and film and media studies in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University in 2015. His dissertation is entitled Libidinal Engineers: Three Studies in Cybernetics and Its Discontents. His research is situated at the juncture of modern and contemporary art history, film and media studies (experimental/avant-garde modes of production and popular culture), the history of science and technology, and discourses of feminism, sexuality, and gender. He is editor of the book Carolee Schneemann: Unforgivable (Black Dog, 2015), and, with Annette Michelson, October File: Michael Snow (MIT Press, forthcoming). He has published on the work of Carolee Schneemann, Chantal Akerman, Eadweard Muybridge, Michael Snow, Tony Oursler, and others.
Kenneth is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program (Critical Studies 2013-2014 and Studio 2014-2015), and in the 2013 Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies at the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM), Bauhaus Universität-Weimar. Since 2013, he is editor of Millennium Film Journal, the bi-annual periodical of moving image art criticism, history, and theory. Kenneth is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Carolee Schneemann Foundation.
Kenneth received his BFA in film from the Department of Art Media Studies at Syracuse University, where he was trained in film and video production in a studio-critique environment. His creative work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. His curatorial work has been presented at Cinéma de Sève Concordia University, the Zero1 Biennial San Jose, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions San Francisco, and the Maine College of Art, among other venues.
PhD, Art History-Film and Media Studies, Stanford University Department of Art & Art History
MA, Art History-Film and Media Studies, Stanford University Department of Art & Art History
BFA, Film, Syracuse University Department of Art Media Studies
Carolee Schneemann Foundation
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
College Art Association
"This Message is About the Condition of Your Body: On the Writings of Tom Sherman," in Tom Sherman: Exclusive Memory, exhib. cat., ed. David Diviney (Halifax: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 2016).
Editor, Carolee Schneemann: Unforgivable (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2015). [Authored Introduction and contributed essay excerpt "Meat System in Köln."]
“Strangeloves: From/De la région centrale, Air Defense Radar Station Moisie, and Media Cultures of the Cold War," Cinematographic Objects: Things and Operations, ed. Volker Patenburg (Berlin: August Verlag, 2015).
“Meat System in Cologne,” Art Journal 42, no. 1 (Spring 2015).
“Strangeloves: From/De la région centrale, Air Defense Radar Station Moisie, and Media Cultures of the Cold War," Grey Room 58 (Winter 2015).
“Interview with Carolee Schneemann,” The Third Rail 4 (Winter 2014-2015).
"Muybridge's Enthalpy," Public 47: 3D Cinema and Beyond (Spring 2013).
"Urban unknown: Chantal Akerman in New York City," Screen 51, no. 4 (Winter 2010).
Experimental/Avant-Garde Film and Video
History and Theory of Contemporary Art
Discourses of Feminism, Sexuality, and Gender
History of Science and Technology
2013-2014 Helena Rubenstein Critical Studies Fellow, Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program
2013-2014 Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center
2008-2013 Stanford University Dr. Leslie and Mr. George Hume Graduate Fellow in the Arts
2004 Syracuse University Pan Am Flight 103 Remembrance Scholar