My name is Miya Tokumitsu. I am currently a lecturer in art history at the University of Melbourne. I write about things cultural for academic and non-academic audiences. In addition to academic outlets, my work has appeared in New Republic, Jacobin, and Slate. I currently serve as a contributing editor at Jacobin.
I earned my PhD in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. My primary academic area of interest is early modern art in Northern Europe, particularly sculpture and print media.
My non-academic publications cover everything from the Metropolitan Museum’s Alexander McQueen retrospective to that seemingly innocuous work mantra, “do what you love.”
I have made a few media appearances, listed below:
The Sunday Edition, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.). Interview with host Michael Enright about my Jacobin article, “In the Name of Love” (Jun. 1, 2014).
Business Matters, BBC: On-air guest appearance discussing the day’s news events and “In the Name of Love” with host Jonathan Bithrey and fellow guest Claus Pearce (Feb. 21, 2014).
The Takeaway, NPR: “Who Really Gets to Do What They Love?” Interview with John Hockenberry about my Jacobin article, “In the Name of Love” (Jan. 24, 2014).
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