Curatorial Specialist | Editorial Producer
Based in New York City, I help cultural and natural history institutions create exhibits and digital media that reach people. My academic and professional experience is in the material and natural worlds of the Americas as well as dress and textiles.
My recent museum contributions focus on the Northwest Coast and Alaska, where I've connected Indigenous partners with a renowned museum hall, researched mistaken masks, and identified Alaskan stories. I also write journalism.
Recent Exhibit Projects
Bard Graduate Center M.A. Symposium | Jun 12, 2020:
"Fashioning the Northwest Coast: 200 Years of Indigenous Dress" (exhibition design and proposal)
Winner of the Horowitz Foundation for the Arts Award
Native American Art Studies Association Meeting | Oct 3, 2019
(with Meghann O'Brien):
"'Ancient Couture' and the Northwest Coast"
Conference of the Council for Museum Anthropology | Sep 20, 2019
(with Aaron Glass):
"Reflections on The Story Box:
Remediating Franz Boas in a (Meta)Collaborative Exhibition"
- Morbid Anatomy Museum | Nov 6, 2014:
"When Women Wore Birds: Avian Finery of the Gilded Age"
With accompanying avian accessory taxidermy class by Divya Anantharaman
Selected Research & Writing (More)
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