Bio


Marci Kwon specializes in art and culture of the United States. Her research and teaching interests include the intersection of fine art and vernacular practice, theories of modernism, cultural exchange between Asia and the Americas, "folk" and "self-taught" art, and issues of race and objecthood. Her current book project considers the work of Joseph Cornell and the desire for a populist art in the mid-century United States. She is also working on a study of the intersections of art and anthropology in American modernism.

Academic Appointments


  • Assistant Professor, Art & Art History

Program Affiliations


  • Modern Thought and Literature
  • Philosophy and Literature

Professional Education


  • B.A., New York University (2007)
  • M.A., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (2013)
  • Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (2016)

2019-20 Courses


Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Indie Choudhury, Caroline Culp, Jon Davies, Cyle Metzger, Ann Tartsinis, Yechen Zhao
  • Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
    Kristin Wilson, Jennie Yoon