Kansan by birth, Coloradan at heart, and residing now in New York, I'm a curator and scholar of design history and occasional freelance wordsmith. I'm currently a PhD candidate at Bard Graduate Center and a consulting curator for decorative arts and design with the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I previously received an MA from Bard Graduate Center, and hold a BFA in interior design from Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts.
My research interests encompass a broad range of architecture and design from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, as well as some narrower fields of inquiry like the material culture of childhood (especially building toys and video game design), the history of design pedagogy in the United States, the intersections of craft and counterculture, and the visual and material cultures of spaceflight.
I've worked to develop and execute exhibitions with a number of institutions, have written in both web and print contexts, and work as a freelance editor from time to time. Please feel free to get in touch if you'd like to talk shop.