Hello! I’m Christina M. Spiker. I'm currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. I enjoy helping people connect with East Asian art and visual culture, whether that is through curation, teaching, or public speaking. I specialize in modern Japan with a deep interest in race and identity.
Nothing brings me more joy than helping people to learn more about cultures other than their own. From art to architecture to popular media, I see visual culture as a key that helps us to unlock stories about the world beyond us. Learning these stories does more than teach us history; it prepares us to engage others in new and innovative ways using the power of close observation.
I believe in an art history that is accessible and engaging. With this in mind, I pursue projects that push the boundaries of what our discipline can do.