Miguel de Baca is an Associate Professor of Art History at Lake Forest College, where he is the Chair of the American Studies program. He received his PhD in American Studies from Harvard University in 2009, and has held research fellowships at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Dumbarton Oaks. His scholarly interests include issues of memory, reference and abstraction in modern and contemporary American art, and he is the author of Memory Work: Anne Truitt and Sculpture (2015).Makeda Best is an Assistant Professor in the Visual Studies Program at the California College of the Arts. She received her PhD in Art History from Harvard University in 2010, and her research has been supported by fellowships from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Andrew Mellon Foundation. Her research interests include representations of race, class and conflict in photography and print culture, and she is working on a book on the Civil War-era photographer Alexander Gardner. Her work has also been published in Critical Military Studies and the Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts.