Thomas Folland is Associate Professor of art history at Los Angeles Mission College. He holds a PhD in modern/contemporary art from UCLA, a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and was critical and curatorial fellow in the Whitney Museum’s ISP program. He is a contributing writer for Smarthistory and the author of several exhibition catalogues and essays, most recently an article on the artist Robert Rauschenberg for the journal Modernism/modernity. A forthcoming essay entitled “Readymade Primitivism: Marcel Duchamp, Dada, and African Art” will be published in the British journal Art History. Formerly a curator at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Institute in Toronto, Canada, Folland has lived in Los Angeles since 2003.