Lauren DeLand is a scholar of contemporary and modern art whose work intersects with feminist and queer theory, and considers strategically the politics of vision and visibility. She holds a doctoral degree from the Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota. Her doctoral dissertation, “Invisible Men: The Risks and Pleasures of Self-Portrayal in the Works of Contemporary American Male Artists” (2014) investigates the eroticized male artist’s body in postwar American art, as well as the sociopolitical conventions that make such portrayals rare. Her essays and criticism have appeared in the journals Performance Research and Criticism, and in the forum Quodlibetica. DeLand currently holds the title of Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History at Macalester College; she has also taught art history courses at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and at Gustavus Adolphus College.