Ming Tiampo is Associate Professor of Art History in the School for Studies in Art and Culture at Carleton University. She studied art history in Princeton University and received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Her research examines questions of cultural translation and transmission in an international context, concentrating on Japan’s relations with the West. Her teaching considers the problems of transnational cultural analysis along this axis, as well as in the context of multiculturalism in Canada. Her current book project is a transnational analysis of the Japanese avant-garde art movement Gutai that examines the group’s contacts and exchanges with France, the United States, and Italy (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2010). She collaborated with two other scholars on “Moments de Déstruction, Moments de Beauté” (Paris: Blusson, 2002), has published numerous articles on post-war Japanese and French art, and has given public lectures in Europe, Asia, and North America. In 2000 she was a fellow at the Ashiya City Museum of Art and History in Ashiya, Japan, where she conducted research and developed “Electrifying Art: Atsuko Tanaka 1954-1968”. It showed at the Grey Art Gallery in New York and at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in Vancouver in 2004 and 2005. She is a founding member of the Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis (CTCA) at Carleton.