Zsofi Valyi-Nagy is a PhD student in modern and contemporary art. She received her BA in Visual Arts and Linguistics from the University of Chicago, and her MSt in English linguistics from the University of Oxford. Her masters dissertation traced linguistic features in art criticism since the 1960s through the publications October and Artforum. Before returning to UChicago, Zsofi worked as an art educator, web designer, and publications assistant at a contemporary art gallery, while devoting time to her new media art practice and learning holography. She is interested in the nexus of art, technology, and gender in the Cold War, as well as the history of criticism.