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Emily Roehl

Doctoral Student



MA English and American Literature, Mills College

BA English, BA Theater, North Central University



public art, historical memory, environmental history, cultural geography, visual anthropology, performance studies, critical pedagogy


The Pacific Tourist Redux.

Artists' book produced with Chad Rudder and published by Mystery Spot Books with a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. October 2011. 

Mystery Spot.

Artists' book produced with Chad Rutter and published by Hot Off The, an independent, pop-up publishing house, for an exhibition at The Soap Factory in Minneapolis, July 31–August 22, 2010.

“Six Feet Wasted on the Not Yet Dead.”

Thesis project, a hypertext document on land use and funeral customs in the Great Plains from 1862 to the present, Mills College, May 2010.

“The Performance Art Alphabet.”

Digital archive of major figures in 20th century performance art history, created for Moira Roth’s History of Performance Art course, Mills College, Fall 2009. 

“Signs of Welcome, Signs of the Possible: Public Practice in Rural California.”

Community Arts Network Online Reading Room, June 2009.

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