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    The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, M.A. (with merit) History of Modern and Contemporary Art (2017)

    University of the Arts Berlin (UdK), Professional certificate, Curating Exhibitions (2017)

    Royal Academy of Arts, London, Certificate, special course on “Great Exhibitions: From the 18th Century to the Future“ (2017)

    University of California Santa Cruz, History of Art and Visual Culture (Summer and Fall, 2015, 4.0 GPA)

    University of California San Francisco, Ph.D. (4.0 GPA), Sociology (2005)

    Columbia University in the City of New York, M.A. (4.0 GPA), Sociomedical Sciences (2005)

    New York University, M.P.A., Public Policy and Administration, (1992)

    Vanderbilt University, B.A., Modern European Studies (1989)


Professional Experience

    Independent scholar, art critic, and curator (2017-present)

    Museum educator, Berlinische Galerie Museum of Modern Art, Berlin, Germany (2018-2019)

    ESL instructor, Frauentreff “HellMa,” Berlin, Germany (2017-2018)

    Assistant Professor of Sociology, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA (2008-2012)

    Lecturer, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA (2004-2008)

    Children’s Program Coordinator, The Emergency Shelter Program, Hayward, CA (2001-2004)


Awards and Scholarships

    AKD National Sociology Honors Society, lifetime member (inducted 2008)

    Sociology Teaching Award, Santa Clara University (2009)

    Regents Fellowship, University of California San Francisco (1999-2000)

    Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, University of California San Francisco (2000-2001)

    Dean’s Graduate Scholarship, New York University (1989-1991)


Boards of Directors

    Member, Board of Directors and Fundraising Committe,: The Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA (2015-2016)

    Arts Programming Liason: Columbia University Arts Access Network, NY, NY, and NorCal Alumni Association, SF, CA: (2015-2016)

    Member, Board of Directors, Planning & Fundraising Committees, The Family Violence Law Center, Oakland, CA (1999-2004)

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