Adrienne Rooney studies twentieth-century art and visual culture in the Americas with a focus on the Caribbean and United States South. Her dissertation considers how political and epistemological shifts during the late 1960s and 1970s in the Circum-Caribbean provided intellectuals and artists a productive environment to confront “Western”/white conceptions of art, museums, and art history. Her work has been supported by the Paul Mellon Centre (2019-2020), Wagoner Foreign Study Scholarship (2017; 2019-2020), Rose Library at Emory University (2018), and Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD, 2015–2016). Prior to joining the program, she worked as a curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2012–2015) and conducted research for and programmed at Danspace Project (2012 and 2016). She received her B.A. in art history from Barnard College / Columbia University (2012). Her writing has been published in caa.reviews, Journal of African American Studies, and Texte zur Kunst.