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 student in cultural anthropology & Mellon Graduate Fellow in Community-Engaged Scholarship (Tulane)
Primary practices: Deep Listening (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute); Contact Improvisation; Non-Violent Communication; contemplative & experimental arts
Published topics: supersonic travel & brain donation (The Atlantic); artifact repatriation, museum exhibitions, graffiti politics, language resurgence, aesthetic beauty (The Economist); urban photography (ArtAsiaPacific); arts initiatives, reproductive rights, historical memory (Pacific Standard); Jewish arts & culture (Tablet); food studies (Roads & Kingdoms); untangling colonialism (Paste); local reflections (Protocols); international news (The New York Times)
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; international academic program manager (Museum of Jewish Heritage & Auschwitz Jewish Center); post-conflict initiatives in East Central Europe and Southeast Asia; experimental arts (Beaubourg Theatre)
Formal studies: MA in anthropology (Columbia; Fulbright Poland); BS in communications & history (Florida International); certificate in peace studies & conflict resolution (Rotary Peace Fellowship at Chulalongkorn)