PhD University of California, Berkeley
Joshua Shannon is Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory at the University of Maryland, USA. His scholarship and teaching focus on modern and contemporary art’s relationship to social and cultural history, with special interests in ecology, landscape, and cities. He is currently writing a new book called How and Why to Look at Art in the Time of Climate Change: Seven Lessons from Modern Art. His previous books are The Disappearance of Objects: New York Art and the Rise of the Postmodern City (Yale, 2009), The Recording Machine: Art and Fact During the Cold War (Yale, 2017) and, co-edited with Jason Weems and Laura Bieger, Humans (Terra/Chicago, 2021).