Biography

Paul W. Ricketts is a doctoral candidate in the Art and Media History, Theory and Criticism program at the University of California, San Diego. He is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center. He published an essay entitled, “Kaleidoscopic Modernisms: Montage Aesthetics in Shanghai and Tokyo Pictorials of the 1920s and 1930s,” in Paul G. Pickowicz, Kuiyi Shen, and Yingjin Zhang, eds., Liangyou, Kaleidoscopic Modernity and the Shanghai Global Metropolis, 1926–1945 (Brill, 2013). His research on the history of modern East Asian art and visual culture has been supported by grants/fellowships from the Japan Foundation, the National Museum of Korea, and the Pacific Rim Research Program of the University of California.