EDUCATION

Ph.D 

Binghamton University (2011)

Comparative Literature (Transnational Modernism, 20th Century Fiction and Film)

Dissertation Title: Fairy Tales, Modernisms, and Grotesqueries: The Art of Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, and Ingeborg Bachmann.

M.A.

Johns Hopkins University (2017)

Museum Studies

M.A.

Binghamton University (2006)

Comparative Literature

Graduate Certificate in Feminist Theory: Department of Women’s Studies

Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies: LACAS

B.A. 

California State University, Long Beach (2003)

Comparative Literature and Classics


PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMEnTS

2019 - Present, Project Manager

Museum Operations: Design | Build | Lead

2014 - Present, Instructor of Literature and Online Course Designer

University of California Berkeley, Extension, Humanities and Writing

2011 - 2018, Curator and Assistant Director of Educational Outreach and Programs

Xipe Projects: Educational Foundation for Latin American Arts

Huntington Beach, CA

2009 - 2018, Instructor of Human Development, Center for Distance Learning

State University of New York, Empire State College, Human Development

2004 - 2009, Part-Time Lecturer and Instructor of Record

State University of New York at Binghamton, Comparative Literature and Film Theory


CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2017 (Planning/Research Stage) Digital Preservation and Exhibition Coordinator for The Alfonso Palacios Carrillo Collection of Photographs: Album de Fotografias Indigenas Vol. and Vol. 2, 684 black & white silver gelatin prints taken and developed between the years 1942 and 1950.

2015 Exhibition Curator and Catalogue Co-Author for The Maestro and the Dance. An in-depth look at the creative vision of Maestro Florencio Valey of Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa and the world of Guatemalan dance culture at Xipe Projects in Huntington Beach, CA.

2014 Exhibition Curator an Catalogue Design for Crisencio Molina Maldonado: Yoeme Deer Singer and Pascola Mask Carver. 

2014 Exhibition Co-Curator and Co-Organizer for the Temporary Exhibition on Maya art and ethnography at the 19th Annual Los Angeles Art Show Presented by The Palm Beach Show Group in Tandem with the 29th Annual IFPDA Los Angeles Fine Print Fair.

2014 Project Manager and Content Coordinator for Cultural Exchange: The Seri Today at Xipe Projects in Huntington Beach, CA. Traveling Exhibition at Xipe Projects in Huntington Beach, CA. Special Guests: the Seri /Comca’ac Women’s Artisans Cooperative from Desemboque.

2013 Catalogue Co-author and Exhibition Curator for Ceramic Trees of Life: Izúcar de Matamoros, Acatlán, and Metepec. Temporary Exhibition on the Mexican tradition of ceramic arts at Xipe Projects in Huntington Beach, CA.

2012 Catalogue C0-author and Exhibition Curator for Visions of the Fantastic: Calaveras, Naguales y Diablos. Temporary Exhibition on Surrealism in Latin American folk art at Xipe Projects in Huntington Beach, CA.

2012 Catalogue Co-author and Exhibition Curator for Persistence of the Flower World. Temporary Exhibition on the masked dance tradition of the Yaqui, Mayo, Cora, Tarahumara, and Tepehuan at Xipe Projects in Huntington Beach, CA,

2012 Catalogue Co-author and Exhibition Curator for Danzas y Máscaras. Exhibition on the masked dance tradition in Guatemala and Mexico at Xipe Projects in Huntington Beach, CA.


PUBLICATIONS

Books

(Under Advance Contract) Fairy Tales, Memory, and the Modernist Imagination: Djuna Barnes, Hans Bellmer, Leonora Carrington, and Ingeborg Bachmann. Northwestern University Press: Cultural Expressions of WWII (Series): Evanston, expected 2017.

2011 10 Steps in Writing the Research Paper – 7th edition. Co-author Peter Markman. Barrons: New York, 2011.

Articles

(In Press) “The Anagrams of Hans Bellmer.” Theorizing the Fantastic in Twentieth-Century Art. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Cambridge.

2012 "Beyond the Mask: The Fantastic in Latin America." Visions of the Fantastic. Xipe Projects and Indie Printing. Los Angeles: 2012. pp. 2. (Exhibition Catalogue).

2012 "Performance, Today." Danzas y Mascaras: The Masked Dance Tradition of Mexico and Guatemala. Xipe Projects and Indie Printing. Los Angeles: 2012. pp.47. (Exhibition Catalogue).

2011 “Kandinsky’s ‘On the Problem of Form (1912)’ and the Fiction of Virginia Woolf.” Virginia Woolf Miscellany. No. 80. Southern Connecticut State University (2011).

2007 “Seeking the Ancient Spirit in Modern Art: A Comparative Consideration of Wassily Kandinsky, Jane Harrison, and Virginia Woolf.” genre: Ancient and Modern Narrative (2007).

Edited Collections

(Under Contract) Theorizing the Fantastic in Twentieth-Century Art. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Cambridge, 2017. Book Editor.

2014 Trespassing Memory. Special Issue of Trespassing Journal: An Online Journal of Art Science and Philosophy. Issue 3, Winter 2014. (Fully Peer-Reviewed: ISSN 2147-2734) http://trespassingjournal.com. Issue Editor.

Book Reviews

2013 Bloomsbury, Modernism and the Reinvention of Intimacy by Jesse Wolfe (Cambridge, 2011). Modern Fiction Studies (Mfs) Volume 59, no. 4.

Contributions

2014 "Joshua Jeffery, Experience Center Lead at Google and Founder of Evil Genius Designs." Co-Interview and Blog post for Musete.ch

http://www.musete.ch/2014/11/09/joshua-jeffery-experience-center-lead-at-google-and-founder-of-evil-genius-designs/

2012 “Djuna Barnes.” Women in American History: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Hasia Diner.

Multimedia

www.xipeprojects.org: Design and Webmaster for the non-profit Educational Foundation, Xipe Projects.

www.BerkeleyMysteryFiction.com: Design and Webmaster for UC Berkeley Extension Course Blog and Twitter account: Mystery Fiction and Film Noir

www.DevelopingLaPlaza.com: Detailed project brief proposal for a stand-alone web page with three main components: a video channel, an interactive trivia game, and a social media hub for the Peter and Roberta Markman collection of masks.


Volunteer WorK

2019 Coordinator of the Volunteer Team and Office Manager, MuseWeb, Boston, MA, April 2-7 2019 #MW19

2018 Coordinator of the Volunteer Team, Museums and the Web, Vancouver CANADA April 17-23 2018 #MW18

2017 Volunteer, Museums Beyond Walls: NOVEMBER 2017 LOS ANGELES, 6-9

2017 Coordinator of the Volunteer Team, 21st Annual Museums and the Web Conference, Cleveland, April 19-22, 2017 #MW2017

2016 Conference Volunteer Worker, 20th Annual Museums and the Web Conference, Los Angeles, April 6-9 2016 #MWXX

2015 Community Engagement Strategist for the Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life in L’viv, Ukraine (part of an experimental team project to develop programming for the museum’s international and local audience while maintaining sensitivity and awareness of current social and political conflict in the region).

2012 Advisory Board Member for Trespassing: An online journal for art, science, and philosophy. Istanbul, Turkey.

2007 Contributing Editor

Crossings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, State University of New York at Binghamton.

Issue # 9 Killing Time

 2006 Managing Editor

Crossings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, State University of New York at Binghamton.

ISSN: 1093-3190

Issue # 8 The "Work" of Art

 2003 Managing and Submissions Editor

genre, California State University at Long Beach.

Issue #23 Cosmopolitanism


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2016 Online Course Revision for SUNY Empire State College. Department of Human Development's online series: Western Civilization and Human Development (LMS Moodle).

2016 Online Course Review for UC Berkeley Extension. Department of Humanities and Languages online series: Mystery Fiction (LMS Canvas).

2015 Online Course Development for UC Berkeley Extension. Department of Humanities and Languages online series: Mystery Fiction (LMS Angel).

2014 Online Course Design and Development for SUNY Empire State College. Department of Human Development’s online series: Western Civilization and Human Development (LMS Moodle).

2014 www.xipeprojects.org Web Design and Project Coordinator for the Museum Digital Initiative #XipeInFocus on Twitter.

2010 Manuscript Reviewer. SAGE Open Online Journal: Modern Literature.

2009 Online Course Design and Development for SUNY Empire State College. Department of Human Development’s online series: Western Civilization and Human Development (LMS Angel).


FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE

 2013 Independent Research

Tate Modern Museum and Tate Britain Museum, London UK

 2013 Independent Research

Museum of Modern Art, NY

  • Visits to Drawings Study Center

  • Visits to Photography Center

  • Archive research on Hans Bellmer

 2006 Research and Archivist, Sponsored by the Tinker Grant Foundation

Tinker Foundation Research Grant to study in Antigua, Guatemala

  • Supervised fieldwork for the Loa Project including photography and identification of primary sources

  • Personal interviews in Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, Vista Linda, and Colonial Maya

  • Prepared texts for curation, including identification and translation of primary documents to be used in future publications

2003 Research Assistant to Peter Markman, CSULB

Summer Research in Mexico City, Mexico

  • Research at Xochicalco and Templo Mayor

  • Visits to restricted galleries and archival spaces of the Museo de Arte Moderno and MUNAL (2003)

  • Conducted interviews with Xochicalco archeologists to be used in future publications


 CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

Panel Organizer

2014 "Guatemalan Dance Masks, Costumes, Public Dramas and Ferias" featuring Dr. Rhonda Taube of Riverside City College. Xipe Projects, CA: December 6.

2013 Masters of Ceramics. Symposium on Mexican folk crafts from the early Twentieth Century. Xipe Projects, CA: June 8-9.

2012 Theorizing the Fantastic in Twentieth-Century Art. ACLA in Providence, RI: March 29.

2009 CROSSROADS: International Literary Festival. Department of Romance Languages and Literature at SUNY Binghamton: November 14-15.

2008 The Ghosts of Latin America. ACLA in Long Beach: April 24-27.

2007 The ‘Work’ of Art: Art, Ethics and Ambivalence. Binghamton University at Spool MFG.

2007 Last Living Words: Reading Ingeborg Bachmann featuring Lilian Friedberg. Binghamton University: October 24-25.

 Professional Papers Presented

2016 The Visual Language of Hans Bellmer and Djuna Barnes." 21. Weltkongress der International Comparative Literature Association, University of Vienna: July 21– 27.

2013 Djuna Barnes and Fairy Tales. Seminar: Modern Fantasy. Modernist Studies Association in Sussex, UK: August 29-September 1.

2012 Sinister Magic and the Anagrams of Hans Bellmer. Seminar: Fantastic Spectacles: Magic, Monsters and Modernism. Modernist Studies Association in Las Vegas, NV: October 18-21.

2011 Barnes, Eliot and the Question of Gender in Literary Forms. Seminar: Women’s Documentary Forms. Modernist Studies Association in Buffalo, New York: October 6-9.

2011 The Fairy Tale as Insightful Remembrance in Ingeborg Bachmann’s Malina. ACLA in Vancouver, Canada: March 31- April 3.

2011 Translation and the Folklore of Guatemala. Invisible Presences: Translation, Dramaturgy and Performance. Drama and Film Centre at Queen's University in Belfast, UK: April 18- 20.

2010 From the Margin: Language, Humor and Style in Down By Law (Jarmusch 1986). ACLA in New Orleans: April 1-4.

2009 Melancholia and the Crisis of Memory in Nightwood. Seminar: Transnational Modernisms and the Language of Psychoanalysis. Modernist Studies Association in Montreal, Canada: November 11-14.

2009 The Body as Ruin in Ingeborg Bachmann’s Malina. ACLA at Harvard University: March 26.

2008  Apocalyptic Laughter: The Fantastic in Modern Literature. Seminar: Modernism and the Fantastic. Modernist Studies Association in Nashville: November 13- 16.

2008  ‘Because the last room is his room’: Bluebeard and Ingeborg Bachmann’s Malina. ACLA in Long Beach: April 24-27.

2007 Archive and Imagination: Masked Performance in Santa Lucía, Guatemala. ACLA in Puebla, Mexico: April 19-22.

2007 Victor Turner and the Folk Drama of Guatemala. PCA-ACA in Boston: April 7-10.

2006 Wisdom in Popular Fantasy. Midwest Modern Language Association Chicago: November 9-12.

2006 The Mythic Consciousness in Mrs. Dalloway. 41st Annual Comparative Literature and Classics Conference. California State University at Long Beach: March.

2006 Buffy Summers: The Psychic Development of the Feminine. Slayage: Film and Television Conference hosted by Middle Tennessee State University and Gordon College: May 26-28.

Discussant

2012 Invited Participant 2012 IWL: Istanbul. June 25 – July 20. Institute for World Literature Annual Conference: Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, hosted by Bilgi Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey.

2009 Invited Guest Speaker for Virginia Woolf: Body, Memory, Narrative. COLI 541B at Binghamton University.

2006-2008 Guest Lectures in COLI 214F on topics including Vladimir Propp’s Morphology of a Folktale, The Wizard of Oz, Russian Fairy Tales, Fairy Tale and Film, Atypical Folk Motifs, and The Figure of Bacchus in Classical Mythology (8 total).


AWARDS

2010 Excellence in Research Award, Department of Comparative Literature, Binghamton University.

2008 Nominated for the Horst Frenz Award for Best Graduate Paper at the American Comparative Literature Association.

2008 Excellence in Teaching Award, Graduate School, Binghamton University.

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2010 Dissertation Year Fellowship, Department of Comparative Literature, Binghamton University (Only one awarded per year).

2007 ACLA Travel Grant American Comparative Literature Conference: Puebla, Mexico.

2006 Tinker Foundation Award /Summer Research Grant, Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Binghamton University.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014 – Present University of California Berkeley, Extension

Instructor of Literature, Online Course and Course Development

  • Mystery Fiction (Continuous Enrollment)

2009 – Present  SUNY Empire State College: Center for Distance Learning

Lecturer, Online Courses and Course Development in Human Development

UNDERGRADUATE UPPER DIVISION COURSES

  • Adults as Learners: Theories and Strategies

  • Western Civilization and Human Development

 UNDERGRADUATE LOWER DIVISION COURSES

  • Human Learning: A Developmental Approach

  • Introduction to Human Development

 2005 – 2010 Binghamton University

Part-time Lecturer and Instructor of Record in Comparative Literature and Film

 UNDERGRADUATE UPPER DIVISION COURSES

  • Film and Feminism

  • Horror Film and the Fantastic

  • Theories of Spectatorship

  • Film and the Avant-Garde

  • Cinema and Violence

 UNDERGRADUATE LOWER DIVISION COURSES

Instructor of Record/Teaching Assistant in Comparative Literature

  • Fairy Tales

  • Literature and Psychology

  • Literature and Society

 2003 – 2004 California State University at Long Beach

Teaching Assistant in Comparative World Literature and Classics

 UNDERGRADUATE UPPER DIVISION COURSES/CROSS-LISTED WITH GRADUATE STUDIES

  • Mesoamerican Mythology

  • Fairy Tales


Professional Development

2016 Attended Museums and the Web workshop - All about MOOCs: producing, managing and sustaining effective online course experiences with Deborah Howes of Johns Hopkins University (USA), and Ajay Kapur (CalArts)

2016 Attended AAM Webinar - The Nuts and Bolts of Managing Digitized Collections From Capture to Copyright, Wednesday, March 30, 2016 (Participants are encouraged to extend the conversation on Twitter at @AAMers @MUSEawards #musetech)


RELATED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Website Development

  • Ability to write and edit program notes and other text for catalogues, film guides, web sites, and other promotional material.

  • Exhibition design

  • Collections management

  • Digital publishing, mobile content, social media

  • Experience with several Course Management Systems (CMS): Canvas, Moodle, ANGEL, and Blackboard

  • Frequent use of Blackboard compatible tools such as AdobeConnect, Panopto Lecture Capture, Wiki, Joule Grader, SurveyMonkey, and HTML


 

LANGUAGES

English, native

Spanish, reading / speaking knowledge

Japanese, N4 JLPT

German, reading knowledge