Sara Blaylock

Round table:

Early Career Publishing in Visual Culture

 Thursday, December 8, 2022
4:30 PM CT (in-person and online)
Elvehjem L166
and via Zoom.
Please RSVP to for in-person attendance.

Round Table:

The Center for Visual Cultures invites you to join us for an end-of-semester roundtable on early career publishing, featuring Dr. Sara Blaylock, current director of the International Association of Visual Culture (IAVC) and chair of the committee now reviewing submissions for the IAVC/JVC early career researcher prize. Dr. Blaylock will share insight gained from her experience with academic publishing in visual culture. While our conversation centers graduate students, lecturers, and early career faculty, all our welcome.

The roundtable will take place on Thurs., Dec. 8 at 4:30 PM CT in a hybrid mode, L166 for in person and via Zoom. As space is limited in L166, if you would like to join us in person, please RSVP. Otherwise, join us via Zoom.


Dr. Sara Blaylock has directed the International Association of Visual Culture (IAVC) since 2020 and served as co-director from 2017-2020. In addition to chairing the committee that established the International Association of Visual Culture’s early career researcher prize which awards the authors of winning essays the chance to publish in the Journal of Visual Culture, the journal of record for the field of visual culture, Dr. Blaylock co-convened the international conference on Visual Pedagogies (London, 2018). Currently Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Dr. Blaylock’s primary research has concerned the experimental art, film, and visual culture of the German Democratic Republic during the 1980s. Broader interests include official cultural policy in state socialism, the art and visual culture of the Cold War East and West, documentary film from the Eastern Bloc, as well as global histories of modernism and post-modernism in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe, and the United States. Blaylock’s research has appeared in a number of academic and arts forums, both in English and in translation, including in Third Text and Cinema Journal. Her first book Parallel Public: Experimental Art in Late East Germany appeared with the MIT Press in March 2022.