Bachelor, Brown University, Rhode Island, 1992. Master of Arts, University of California Berkeley. Doctor of Philosophy, University of California Berkeley, 2003.
Postdoctoral fellow Stanford University, California, 2003—2006. Assistant professor visual studies Gallatin School, New York University, New York City, since 2006.
Married Joseph Michael Thometz, August 12, 2000. 1 child Samuel Atticus Meltzer Thometz.