Abu Dhabi, 2013.
Hello! I am interested in peaceful encounters with the unknown. I explore the world through the lens of cultural anthropology.
Below is a short résumé. I welcome professional and personal inquiries, creative collaboration, and open-ended conversation.
Current position: PhD Candidate in Cultural Anthropology, Tulane University; The Open-Hearted MD Producer
Primary practices: Deep Listening (Intensive I); Contact Improvisation; Non-Violent Communication; experimental ethnography; Radiant Body Yoga (RYT®)
Curatorial projects: Children of the Streets: Reminiscences of Jan Yoors; Macro Meditations; Q: On Waiting; Wandering the World City: Jan Yoors’ New York Photographs, 1960s; Mind Maps: Curated Journals 2004-2018; Przy Rondzie 6*
Facilitation experience: humanities adjunct positions; interdisciplinary arts workshops: Artist as Anthropologist, Manifestos, Altered States: Experimental Embodied Explorations (Beaubourg Theatre); academic program manager and journal editor (Museum of Jewish Heritage/Auschwitz Jewish Center); post-conflict healing initiatives in East Central Europe & Southeast Asia
Published topics: artifact repatriation, museum exhibitions, graffiti politics, language resurgence, aesthetic beauty (The Economist); supersonic travel, brain donation (The Atlantic); urban photography (ArtAsiaPacific); arts initiatives, reproductive rights, historical memory (Pacific Standard); Jewish arts & culture (Tablet); food studies (Roads & Kingdoms); untangling colonialism (Paste); nostalgic reflections (Protocols); snark (VICE); hotel reviews (Travel Weekly); book reviews (WA Independant Review of Books); international news (The New York Times)
Fellowships & Residencies: Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, India (2022-2023); Mellon Graduate Fellowship in Community-Engaged Scholarship (2019-2021); Rotary Peace Fellowship / Certificate in Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution, Chulalongkorn University (2014); Fulbright Scholar, Poland (2011-2012)
Degrees: MA in Sociocultural Anthropology, Columbia University (2013); BS in Communication/Journalism & History, Florida International University (2007)
* pending completion / forthcoming