University of California, Irvine
PhD, Cultural Anthropology, 2015
MA, Cultural Anthropology, 2011

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
BM, International Studies and Music in Global Contexts, 2009

Global Cities: Year Abroad, 2007-08
Sciences Po, Paris; Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City; Tongji University, Shanghai

Canadian Centre for Architecture
Emerging Curator, 2017 – present

SFMOMA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Curatorial Assistant, Architecture + Design, 2016 – present

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, DE
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2015 – 2016

Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art
Graduate Intern, 2014 – 2015

University of California, Irvine
Teaching Assistant, 2009 – 2011

Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion, Irvine, CA
Graduate Student Researcher, 2012 – 2014

2014-15 Getty Research Institute
"The Material of Form: Abstraction and Industrialism in Mid-Century Argentina and Brazil"
Curatorial Assistance

2013 Contemporary Arts Center, UC-Irvine
"Figuring Exchange: Art and Money" 

2012 University of California, Irvine Libraries
"Gold to Gigabytes: The Past, Present and Future of Money"
Co-curator, with Library and IMTFI staff

2012 Contemporary Arts Center, UC-Irvine
"Learning by Doing at the Farm: Craft, Science, and Counterculture in Modern California" 
Curator, with Anna Kryczka  

2011 National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology

2014-15 Getty Research Institute
Speaker Series: LatinAmericanisms
Speaker series for Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles/Latin America

2015 University of California, Irvine
Conference: Conspicuous Experimentation: Fifty Years of Interdisciplinary Practice in the Social Sciences

2014 Contemporary Arts Center, UC-Irvine
Artist's Talk
Máximo González

2011 University of California, Irvine, Center for Ethnography
Colloquium: “Seeing the Sex in the Moche Sex Pots”
Professor Mary Weismantel, Northwestern University

Reviews & Press
Los Angeles Times; Los Angeles Magazine; Archinect; Center for Land Use Interpretation; NewCity Art; Architects + Artisans; Orange County Register; Harvard Cosmologics Magazine; Northwestern Weinberg Magazine

Other Employment
Dominion Bond Rating Services, Chicago, IL
Structured Finance Analyst
2006 – 2009

Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago, IL
Research Assistant

2014 Learning by Doing at the Farm: Craft, Science, and Counterculture in Modern California. Chicago: Soberscove Press. With Anna Kryczka.

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters
submitted, "Nomads of the Grid: New York, 1972," Decolonizing the Plan: Keywords for Rethinking the Histories of Planning, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

submitted, “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.

2017 "Monuments in Print and Photography: Inscribing the Ancient in Nineteenth-Century Mexico," Getty Research Journal no. 9.

2015 "Monumentality as Method: Archaeology and Land Art in the Cold War,"  Representations Vol. 130.

2014 "Ornithologists in Olman: Epistemological Ecologies in the Field and the Museum," Curator: The Museum Journal 57(2). Invited contribution to special issue on Archiving Anthropos. 

2017 “Unpacking the Office: The Information Environments of Charles and Ray Eames,” SFMOMA Magazine

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 "Where is Yucatan?" Julius Shulman Photographs Chichen Itza," The Getty Iris.

2013 "Material Histories of Debt and Payment: Assembling the Transactions Archive," Anthropology News. Co-author with Taylor Nelms.

2011 “Native bodies, stony bodies: making modern time in Mexico,” Octopus: A Visual Studies Journal, Special Issue on Timeliness.

Fellowships / Awards
2014 Graduate Dean's Dissertation Fellowship, UCI
2013 Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Publication Grant
2013 Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
2013 Humanities Collective Collaborative Research Grant, UCI
2013 Center for Ethnography Research Grant, UCI
2012 Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Doctoral Residency in Pre-Columbian Studies
2012 University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States Dissertation Research Grant
2012 University of California Institute for Research in the Arts Implementation Grant, Art + California
2012 Center for Ethnography Publishing Grant, UCI
2012 Associate Dean’s Fellowship, School of Social Sciences, UCI
2011 Smithsonian Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology
2010-2012 Department of Anthropology Summer Research Grants, UCI
2009 School of Social Science Fellowship, UCI
2008 Chicago Field Studies in Community Research, Northwestern University
2007 Study Abroad Research Grant, Northwestern University
2005-2009 National Merit Scholarship, Northwestern University
2005 American Legion Award

2017 SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
"Power Play: Design and the City"

2017 College Art Association, New York, NY
"To and From Ticul: Uses of the Maya Pot in California Design, Science, and Counterculture" 

2016 College Art Association, Washington, DC
Precolumbia in Nineteenth-Century Art and Science
"Monuments Across Medium: Lithography, Photography, Painting”

2016 Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Department Colloquium: Artefacts, Action, and Knowledge
“Monuments in/of Print: Inscriptions and Aspirations of Late Nineteenth-Century Mexican Archaeology”

2015 University of California, Irvine
Conspicuous Experimentation: Fifty Years of Interdisciplinary Practice in the Social Sciences
Invited Panelist

2014 American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC
Archiving Anthropos: Tracking the Ethics of Collections Across History and Anthropology, Roundtable
Invited Panelist

2014 UC Humanities Research Institute, The Fowler Museum
Silver Seaport: Global Trade and Artistic Exchange in the Early Modern Era, Exhibition Planning Conference

2014 IDEO, San Francisco
Invited Lecture
"Learning by Doing: From Utopian Experimentalism to Sideways Science"  

2014 Book Release Tour
Architecture+Design Museum (Los Angeles), University Press Books (Berkeley), Threewalls (Chicago), UC-Irvine School of Social Sciences
Learning by Doing at the Farm: Craft, Science, and Counterculture in Modern California

2013 American Anthropological Association, Chicago, IL
Affective Performance, Effective Icons (Society for Cultural Anthropology)
“Monumentality as Method: Art, Science, and the Ancient in the 1960s”

2013 Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Invited Lecture: Anthro 211: Society and Culture, Professor Mary Weismantel
 “Modernity and its Others in Mid-Century California: Ethnographies of the Local Past" 

2012 University of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Museum of Art, PA
Exhibition Complex: Displaying People, Identity, and Culture
"Learning by Doing: Encounters at the Farm"

2011 American Anthropological Association, Montreal, QC
Living Collections: Social Networks of Space, Place and Materiality
“The Laser and the Pen: Lines from the Past in Modern Mexico”

2011 Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
National Museum of Natural History, Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology Symposium
“Ornithologists in Olman: Making Southern Mexico at Mid-Century”

2011 University of California, Irvine, Department of Anthropology
Traces and Remainders
“The Laser and the Pen: Lines from the Past in Modern Mexico”

2011 University of California, Irvine, Department of Visual Studies
(In)Visible Subjects: Bodies, Spaces, Disciplines
“Visualizing the Nation: Modern Times, pre-Columbian Traces and the Indigenous Subject in post-Revolutionary Mexico”

2008 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City
Seminario de Música en la Nueva España y el México Independiente
“Sounding the Global City”