University of California, Irvine
PhD, Cultural Anthropology, 2015
MA, Cultural Anthropology, 2011
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
BA, International Studies and Musicology, 2009
Global Cities year abroad: Sciences Po, Paris; Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City; Tongji University, Shanghai, 2007-2008
2019-pres. California College of the Arts, Graduate Design program, Adjunct Professor
2018-pres. University of California, Berkeley, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, Public Programs Officer
2017-pres. Canadian Centre for Architecture, Emerging Curator
2016-2018 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Architecture + Design, Curatorial Assistant
2015-16 Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, “Artefacts, Action, Knowledge: Histories of Planning,” Postdoctoral Fellow
2014-15 Getty Research Institute, Architecture and Contemporary Art, Graduate Intern
2012-14 Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion, Graduate Student Researcher
2009-11 University of California, Irvine, Teaching Assistant
2008 Metropolitan Planning Council, Research Intern
2014 Learning by Doing at the Farm: Craft, Science, and Counterculture in Modern California. Chicago: Soberscove Press. Co-editor, with A. Kryczka.
Articles, Essays, and Book Chapters
Forthcoming “The Collection’s Ecologies,” in Putting Theory and Things Together: Working with Museum Collections. The Smithsonian Institution.
Forthcoming “Nomads of the Grid: New York, 1972,” in Decolonizing the Plan: Keywords for Rethinking the Histories of Planning. Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.
2019 “Anthropology, Design, and the Arts of Noticing,” in Sillas Callejeras: Un Proyecto de Fabien Cappello.
2019 “From the ‘Dumb Box’ to the Museum as Interface: Curating and Conserving Digital Design,” Future Talks 017, Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum, with M. Haidvogl.
2018 “Designing the Digital Self,” SFMOMA Projects + Perspectives.
2017 “Unpacking the Office: The Information Environments of Charles and Ray Eames,” SFMOMA Magazine.
2017 “Monuments in Print and Photography: Inscribing the Ancient in Nineteenth-Century Mexico,” The Getty Research Journal.
2016 “Learning by Doing at the Farm,” Design Observer Quarterly 1(3). Co-author with A. Kryczka. Reprinted excerpt.
2016 “100 to One Wilshire: An Architectural Itinerary,” Los Angeles Magazine.
2015 “Monumentality as Method: Archaeology and Land Art in the Cold War,” Representations 130.
2015 “‘Where is Yucatan?’ Julius Shulman Photographs Chichen Itza,” The Getty Iris.
2014 “Ornithologists in Olman: Epistemological Ecologies in the Field and the Museum,” Curator: The Museum Journal 57(2).
2013 “Material Histories of Debt and Payment: Assembling the Transactions Archive,” Anthropology News, May. Co-author with T. Nelms.
2011 “Native Bodies, Stony Bodies: Making Modern Time in Mexico,” Octopus: A Visual Studies Journal, May 2011.
2016 “Art of Prehistoric Times: Rock Paintings from the Frobenius Collection at the Martin- Gropius-Bau,” Daily Serving.
2019 University of California, Berkeley, “Fabien Cappello: Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs”
2018 SFMOMA, “MEXICO 68: Design and Dissent”
2018 SFMOMA, “Designed in California,” with Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher
2017 Getty Research Institute/Getty Conservation Institute, “Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros,” curatorial assistance
2013 Contemporary Arts Center, UCI, “Figuring Exchange: Art and Money”
2012 Contemporary Arts Center, UCI, “Learning by Doing at the Farm: Craft, Science, and Counterculture in Modern California,” with Anna Kryczka
2012 University of California, Irvine Libraries, “Gold to Gigabytes: The Past, Present, and Future of Money”
2011 Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology
2019 University of California, Berkeley, “For Whom? By Whom? Designs for Belonging,” lecture and seminar series/film screenings
2018 SFMOMA, “Access to Technology: California Design Today,” lecture series
2017 SFMOMA, “Power Play: Design and the City,” lecture series
2014-15 Getty Research Institute, “Latin Americanisms: Hemispheric Visions and Artistic Practice,“ lecture series
2015 University of California, Irvine, “Conspicuous Experimentation: Fifty Years of Interdisciplinary Practice,” conference
2014 Contemporary Arts Center, UCI, “Figuring Exchange: Máximo González,” artist talk
2011 Center for Ethnography, UCI, “Seeing the Sex in the Moche Sex Pots,” colloquium, Professor Mary Weismantel, Northwestern University
San Francico Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Archinect, Los Angeles Magazine, Architects + Artisans, Remezcla, Orange Country Register, NewCity Art, Harvard Cosmologics Magazine, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Northwestern Weinberg Magazine
2014 Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship
2013 Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Publication Grant
2013 Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Grant
2013 Humanities Collective Collaborative Research Grant
2013 Center for Ethnography Research Grant
2013 University of California Center for Mexico and the United States Dissertation Grant
2012 Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Doctoral Residency
2012 University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, Art+California Grant
2012 Center for Ethnography Publishing Grant Associate Dean’s Fellowship
2011 Smithsonian Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology
2010-12 Department of Anthropology Summer Research Fellowships
2009-15 School of Social Science Fellowship
Languages English, Spanish, French
Skills Curation, Writing, Editing, Web design and content management, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, TMS, Embark, EMu Museum Management System, FileMakerPro, HTML, CSS
2018 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, University of California, Berkeley, invited lecture, “Taste and Style Just Aren’t Enough: California Design Today”
2018 Department of Art History, University of California, Berkeley, invited workshop leader, “Careers Beyond the Tenure Track”
2017 Die Neue Sammlung: Future Talks, “From the ‘Dumb Box’ to the Museum as Interface”
2017 SFMOMA, “Power Play: Design and the City”
2017 College Art Association, “To and From Ticul: Uses of the Maya Pot in California Design, Science, and Counterculture”
2016 College Art Association, ”Monumentos Across Medium: Lithography, Photography, Painting”
2016 Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, “Monuments in/of Print: Inscriptions and Aspirations of Late Nineteenth-Century Mexican Archaeology”
2014 American Anthropological Association, Roundtable, Invited Presenter, “Archiving Anthropos: Tracking the Ethics of Collections Across History and Anthropology”
2014 University of California, Irvine, Invited Lecture: VS 290: Visual Studies Methods, Professor Lucas Hildebrand, “Doing Visual Studies: Placing”
2014 University Press Books (Berkeley), Architecture+Design Museum (Los Angeles), Threewalls (Chicago), Book Release Lectures, “Learning by Doing at the Farm: Craft, Science, and Counterculture in Modern California”
2014 IDEO, San Francisco, Invited Lecture: “Learning by Doing: From Utopian Experimentalism to Sideways Science”
2013 American Anthropological Association, “Monumentality as Method: Art, Science, and the Ancient in the 1960s”
2013 Northwestern University, Invited Lecture: Anthro 211: Society and Culture, Professor Mary Weismantel, “Modernity and its Others in Mid-Century California: Ethnographies of the Local Past”
2012 Carnegie Museum of Art/University of Pittsburgh, History of Art, “Learning by Doing: Encounters at the Farm,” with A. Kryczka
2011 American Anthropological Association, “The Laser and the Pen: Lines from the Past in Modern Mexico”
2011 Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, “Ornithologists in Olman: Making Southern Mexico at Mid-Century”
2011 University of California, Irvine Department of Anthropology, “The Laser and the Pen: Lines from the Past in Modern Mexico”
2011 University of California, Irvine Visual Studies, “Visualizing the Nation: Modern Times, pre- Columbian Traces, and the Indigenous Subject in post-Revolutionary Mexico”
2008 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, “Sounding the Global City”