Abu Dhabi, 2013.

Hello!  I am interested in peaceful encounters with the unknown. I explore the world as a community-engaged interdisciplinary ethnographer.

Below is a short résumé. Services are listed here. I welcome professional and personal inquiries, creative collaboration, and open-ended conversation.


Current position: PhD Candidate, Cultural Anthropology, Tulane University; Adjunct Professor, Tulane University (School of Liberal Arts, School of Professional Advancement, College-in-Prison Program); The Open-Hearted MD Co-Producer & Interdisiplinary Seminar Facilitator

Primary practices: Deep Listening® Facilitator; 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 Independent Review of Books); international news (The New York Times), travel guidebooks/articles, et al.

Fellowships & Residencies: ByWater Institute: A Studio in the Woods Residency (2024); Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, India (2022-2023); Arts Letters & Numbers Artist Residency (2023); Mellon Graduate Fellowship in Community-Engaged Scholarship (2019-2021); Rotary Peace Fellowship / Certificate in Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution, Thailand (2014); Fulbright Scholar, Poland (2011-2012)

Degrees: MA, Sociocultural Anthropology, Columbia University (2013); BS, Communication/Journalism & History, Florida International University (2007)

Services: Editing, proofreading, fact-checking, application review, grant writing, project consultation

* pending completion / forthcoming