Writer, critic and art historian Gabrielle Gopinath writes about contemporary art, place and culture. Her essays have appeared in the San Francisco Art Quarterly, the Oxford Art Journal, Quarterly Review of Film and Video and Contemporaneity. She received a Ph.D. in the history of art from Yale University and has served on the faculties of institutions including the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame. She writes art criticism for the north California-based North Coast Journal.