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Working across visual culture studies and feminist science and technology studies, Lisa Cartwright is Professor of Visual Arts and Director of the Practice Concentration in the Art History, Theory and Criticism PhD Program at UC San Diego, where she is also appointed in Communication and Science Studies and affiliated with the Design Lab and Critical Gender Studies.  An alumnx of the Whitney Independent Study Program and NYU Tisch School of the Arts, she holds a PhD in American Studies from Yale and has held faculty and fellowship appointments at institutions including the University of Rochester, Ruhr University, Cornell, the University of Chicago, and Brown. Her books include Practices of LookingScreening the Body: Tracing Medicine’s Visual Culture, and Moral Spectatorship.  She is a founding member of the International Association of Visual Culture and the journal Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience.  With Nan Renner of the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, she is leading a multiyear research and curatorial project on oceanography for the Getty Foundation's Pacific Standard Time 2024 Art + Science initiative: