Simone Osthoff is a Professor of Art and Critical Studies in the School of Visual Arts at the Pennsylvania State University. A Brazilian born and U.S. based artist and scholar, she holds a MFA degree from the University of Maryland (1992), a MA in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1996), and a Ph.D. in Media and Communication from the European Graduate School, Switzerland (2008). Her fields of interest are Contemporary Art, Theory, and Criticism with focus on experimental practices and decolonial histories. Osthoff's numerous book chapters, essays, and reviews have been widely published and are translated into eight languages. She is the author of Performing the Archive: The Transformation of the Archive in Contemporary Art From Repository of Documents to Art Medium (Atropos Press, 2009), and she is currently working on a book about the Suplemento Dominical do Jornal do Brasil published from 1956 to 1961 during the utopian years of the construction of Brasília.