Kristen Galvin teaches courses in visual culture, gender and sexuality, digital media and culture, and modern and contemporary art at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Concentrating on post-1960s visual culture in the United States, her research focuses on television, queer theory, performance, popular music, and nightlife. She received her PhD in Visual Studies from the University of California, Irvine where she completed her dissertation, “The Art of Parties: Downtown New York Cultural Scenes, 1978–1983." Her current projects examine the cultural heyday of Downtown New York; the decline of youth subcultures in the 21st Century; and the new landscape of popular music-themed programming on television.
(Image above is from Pornoscope, Galvin, 2008, single-channel color video projection with sound, 7 min.)