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)*; Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, India*; Mellon Graduate Fellow in Community-Engaged Scholarship; The Open-Hearted MD Producer
Primary practices: Deep Listening (Intensives*); Radiant Body Yoga; Contact Improvisation; Non-Violent Communication; arts-based & experimental ethnography
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 (Museum of Jewish Heritage/Auschwitz Jewish Center); post-conflict 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); international news (The New York Times)
Formal studies: MA in Sociocultural Anthropology (Columbia University); Fulbright Scholar, Poland; BS in Communication/Journalism & History (Florida International University); Rotary Peace Fellowship / Certificate in Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution (Chulalongkorn University)
* pending completion / forthcoming