Public talks & invited lectures


May 2022—DeYoung Museum (upcoming)

April 2022—Craft Schools at the MFA Boston (watch here)

April 2022—EXPO Chicago. Moderator: Texile / Artists / Now

March 2022-Design Lab podcast with Dr. Bon Ku, on Designing Motherhood (listen here)

February 2022—World Design Organization. Invited keynote: Designing for More Equitable Futures (watch here)

February 2022—New Books Network podcast, on Designing Motherhood (listen here)

February 2022—New England Historical Genealogical Society. Generations: Artistic Expressions of Heritage and Identity with Helina Metaferia (watch here)

December 2021—Shenkar College, Israel. Invited lecture: Contemporary Design Now

November 2021—Tufts University. Artist Talk with Samantha Nye and Helina Metaferia (watch here)

October 2021—Desigining Motherhood on the GOOP podcast (listen here)

October 2021—Desigining Motherhood at Charis Books (watch here)

October 2021—Phileas Foundation, Vienna. Curators Roundtable with Cathleen Chaffee and Natalia Sielewicz

October 2021—Tufts University. Book Launch, Designing Motherhood (watch here)

October 2021—Town Hall Seattle. Book Launch, Designing Motherhood (watch here)

September 2021—MIT Press Live author talk, Designing Motherhood (watch here)

August 2021—Facebook Worldwide. Introducing the Designing Motherhood project

May 2021—Mütter’s Day at the Mütter Museum 
of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
(watch here)

May 2021—In conversation with artist Madeline Donahue at Praise Shadows gallery (watch here)

May 2021— Vestiges: A Conversation with Tanya Aguiñiga, Katie Stout, and Michelle Millar Fisher at R&Co, New York (watch here)

April 2021—MFA Boston. Moderator: How Museums Work: Narratives

March 2021—MFA Boston. Moderator: How Museums Work: Exhibitions

February 2021—MFA Boston. Moderator: How Museums Work: Objects 

Spring 2021—Fashion Studies Journal speaks to the Designing Motherhood team (watch here)

January 2021—Designing Motherhood on Nyssa: The Unmentionables Podcast (listen here)

November 2020—Poster House, New York. Panelist: The Future of Museums

October 2020—Design Philly. Convenor: A Conversation with Curators and Thought Leaders on Design for the Arc of Human Reproduction (watch here)

October 2020—Walker Art Center. Presenter: Mother Futures

April-June 2020—The New School Vera List Center and CUNY Center for the Humanities, New York. Convenor: Emergency Sessions: Art in the Age of COVID-19 (watch here)

April 2020 Brown University Art Initiative. Your Corner of the World, On Art and Labor (watch here)

November 2019—Philadelphia Museum of Art. Moderator: AI and Gender

October 2019—Art Agency Partners In Other Words podcast (listen here)

May 2019—Sotheby’s, New York. Presenter: Designing Motherhood

March 2019—Philadelphia Museum of Art. Moderator: Beautiful Future Cities (watch here)

February 2019—United Nations x The Library Eco, United Nations Headquarters. Moderator: Sustainable Fashion

February 2018—Anne Fontaine Foundation, sustainable fashion (watch here)

October 2018—Philadelphia Museum of Art. Moderator: In the Artist’s Voice: Contemporary Design Conversations, Designing the Jumpsuit and the Home Pregnancy Test

September 2018—L’Institut Français de la Mode x French Embassy. Moderator: panel on sustainable fashion

June 2018—XpoNorth, Inverness, Scotland. Panelist: Museums and the Future

May 2018—TEFAF Art Fair, New York. Panel: Restraining/Advancing Women in Postwar America in Art, Fashion, and Media

February 2018—The Library/Slow Factory x MIT Sustainable Fashion Conference. Moderator: Sustainable Fashion

July 2016—The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Moderator: The New Virtual Reality

April 2016—The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Moderator: Abecedarium for Items: Is Fashion Modern? (watch here)

April 2011—Academic Networks Night, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Discussant: “Academic Paths in the Arts”

March 2011—The Now Museum at The New Museum, New York. Paper: “When is an artist not an artist? Artists, Museum Education, and Hierarchies of Contemporaneity”

October 2008—Gilbert & George Community Conversation, Brooklyn Museum. Roundtable moderator




Academic conferences and symposia


June 2022—SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths). Keynote speaker (upcoming)

March 2022—Brown University. Presenter: Over the Rainbow: (Re)considering the Pride Flag(s)

February 2022—National Art Education Association. Moderator: Organizing in Museums

July 2021—Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. Co-organizer: Entangled Symposium/Reproductive Design

May 2020—American Association of Museums (AAM). Panelist: Salaries in the Museum (postponed due to COVID-19)

February 2020—College Art Association Annual Conference. Panel Chair: State of the Art (History): Teaching Difficult Topics

October 2019—Rockefeller Center of Latin American Studies, Harvard University. Curating Architecture Across the Americas: Spaces of Contact MX-US. Paper: Design for Womxn’s Reproduction

April 2019—Fashion Institute of Technology. Teaching Business and Labor History to Art and Design Students conference. Paper: Black in Design at Midcentury

Feb 2019—College Art Association, New York. Paper: ‘The Most Fascinating and Well-Designed Artifacts of Our Time’: Collecting and Exhibiting Contemporary Guns in the Art Museum

Nov 2018—The Designs of African American Life Conference, Chicago Cultural Center. Paper: Hidden in Plain Sight: Charles Harrison, the View-Master, and Black-owned Manufacture in the Age of Civil Rights

Sept 2018—Design History Society Annual Symposium. Paper: Anglomania: Tracing Migration and Identity through the Kilt

February 2017—College Art Association Annual Conference. Panel Chair: State of the Art (History): Pedagogy Laboratory

May 2016—Experiential Learning Opportunities Symposium, Guttman Community College. Panel co-chair: Refining Pedagogies of Engagement in Experiential Education

February 2016—College Art Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. Paper: Nothing is Transmissible but Thought: Le Corbusier’s Radiant Farm Made Real

February 2016—Harvard x Design Conference, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. Moderator: Design for Health 

December 2015—13th Annual CUNY IT Conference, John Jay College, New York. Paper: From Blog Posts to a Peer-Reviewed Journal: Art History Pedagogy and Practice

October 2015—Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC). Paper: Augmenting Janson: Ditching the required text and embracing a free multimedia textbook for the art history survey”as part of the session “Surveying the Survey: Assignments, Pedagogy, and Practices”

September 2015—Digital Humanities Seminar, Baruch College, New York. Lecture: The Digital Humanities and the Museum

September 2015—Better World by Design Conference, Brown University. Invited Speaker: “Creating Democratic Change” and “Media Creation and Change” panels

July 2015—Knotty Objects at MIT Media Lab. Coordinator (watch here)

May 2015—Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute Annual Conference, Baruch College.
Discussant: Teaching with Design Thinking

February 2015—College Art Association Annual Conference. Paper: Building Community/Valuing Academic Labor: Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR)

May 2014—Graduate Seminar in Pedagogy, The Graduate Center, CUNY. Invited lecture: Backwards Design and Lesson Planning for the Art History Survey

April 2014—Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference. Lightning Talk: Nothing is Transmissible but Thought: Le Corbusier’s Radiant Farm Made Real

March 2014—“New Thinking” California Design Colloquium, University of California. Invited presenter: The FSA Migrant Labor Camps and Le Corbusier’s Ville Radieuse

March 2014—Open Educational Resources Panel Discussion, The Graduate Center, CUNY. Invited presenter: arthistoryteachingresources.org

February 2014—Annual College Art Association Annual Conference. Co-convenor, CAA 2014 THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp)

December 2013—12th Annual CUNY IT Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Paper: The Pleasure and Perils of Creating an Open Educational Resource

November 2013—Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Annual Conference. Le Corbusier’s Radiant City in Diaspora

October 2013—Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute Faculty Roundtable, Baruch College. Presenter: Teaching with Images

September 2013—Seminar in Pedagogy, The Graduate Center, CUNY. Invited lecture: “Becoming a University Lecturer: Teaching Tools and Tips”

February 2013—Annual College Art Association Annual Conference. Poster Session: Art History Teaching Resources

November 2012—CUNY Annual Information Technology Conference, CUNY John Jay College. Panel Chair: Building and Collaborating: Case Studies in Digital Scholarship

Fall 2012—ArtHistoryTeachingResources.org Master Teacher Workshop Series, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York. Chair and Organizer for the following invited lectures:
“Teaching Contemporary Art,” Andrew Capetta, Lecturer, Parsons The New School For Design
“What is a Learning Community?” Maya Jiménez, Assistant Professor of Art History, and Cheryl Hogue Smith, Associate Professor of English, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY
“Teaching Japanese Art,” Joseph Loh, Managing Museum Educator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
“Teaching African Art,” Genevieve Hyacinthe, Assistant Professor of Art History, SUNY Purchase
“Teaching Korean Art,” Soyoung Lee, Associate Curator, Asian Art Department, THe Metropolitan Museum of Art “Creating Meaningful Museum Response Assignments,” Karen Shelby, Assistant Professor of Art History, Baruch College

October 2012—Annual Southeastern College Art Conference. Panel Chair: The Museum and the Survey Art History Requirement

September 2012—European Science Foundation Research Conference on Children’s Literature and the European Avant-Garde, Norrköping, Sweden. Poster session: Bauhaus Toy Design (Selected but unable to attend)

June 2012—The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914–1945, Brown University. Paper: Work becomes Play: Reconsidering the Bauhaus Legacy through Toy Design (Selected but unable to attend)

June 2012—Communicating the Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Panel Chair: Art & Luxury Brands: Creative Partnerships

March 2012—Teaching and Technology Conference, Baruch College, CUNY. Paper: Survey Art History & the NYC Museum

February 2012—Art and the Mind: Neuroaesthetics, Phenomenology, and the Experience of Vision conference, University of Southern California (USC). Paper: Ferocious Fighting Men: A Phenomenological Reading of the Berserker Chessmen

November 2011—Southeastern College Art Conference. Paper: Artist-educators and the Pedagogic Turn as part of the panel “The Museum as Subject.”

October 2011—Gridlock: A Graduate Student Conference, Stony Brook University Department of
Cultural Analysis and Theory, Stony Brook University.
Paper: Whose Radical Practice? Unlocking the History of Artist-Educators and the Recent Pedagogical Turn in Contemporary Art

April 2011—Reconsidering Historiography 1900–1960, Art History Graduate Student Symposium, The Graduate Center, CUNY. Conference Organizer and Chair

Spring 2008—NYC Museum Education Roundtable Conference, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Panel Co-chair: Marketing Education in Museums

Guest critic



May 2022—RISD invited lecture (upcoming)

April 2022—MFA thesis reveiws and invited lecture. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth 

March 2022—Tyler School of the Arts, Philadlephia. Invited lecture

March 2022—Care (Frida Escobedo and Karolina Czeczek). Yale Universty 

March 2022—New Directions in Contemporary Design (Undergraduate Design Survey, Sarah Lichtman). Parsons The New School for Design

February 2022—William Bronson and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Lecture Series in SAIC's Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects

February 2022—Advanced Studio: State of Care/Body Talk (Stephanie Choi). University of Texas at Austin

January 2022—Discourse and Advocacy in the Spaces of Curation (Mark Pasnik and Chris Grimley). Harvard Graduate School of Design

November 2021—Design and the 21st Century (Galit Gaon). Shenkar College, Israel

October 2021—ArtHx (Anna Kesson). Princeton University (watch here)

November 2021—Brown Bag Lunch Talk (student choice). Bard Graduate Center

October 2021—MFA reviews and invited lecture (Johnathan Hopps). Alfred University Ceramics program 

June 2021—Barnard College, New York

July 2021—Feminist Technoscience: Design for Reproduction, Motherhood, and Gender Equitable Futures (Ani Liu). Columbia University GSAPP

April 2021—New Directions in Contemporary Design (Undergraduate Design Survey, Sarah Lichtman). Parsons The New School for Design.

November 2020—ArtHx (Anna Kesson). Princeton University

October 2020—Desiging Futures (Mary Hale). Northeastern University

May 2020, October 2020—Design Future(s) Studio (Orkan Telhan). Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

December 2019—Domestic Orbits (Frida Escobedo). Harvard University Graduate School of Design

April 2019—New Directions in Contemporary Design (Undergraduate Design Survey, Sarah Lichtman). Parsons The New School for Design.

July 2018—Summer Studios critic. Design Museum London

July 2018—Criticism and Curating Summer School (Rebecca Bell). The Royal College of Art, London, UK

April 2018—New Directions in Contemporary Design (Undergraduate Design Survey, Sarah Lichtman). Parsons The New School for Design.

April 2017—New Directions in Contemporary Design (Undergraduate Design Survey, Sarah Lichtman). Parsons The New School for Design.

April 2016—New Directions in Contemporary Design (Undergraduate Design Survey, Sarah Lichtman). Parsons The New School for Design.

April 2015—New Directions in Contemporary Design (Undergraduate Design Survey, Sarah Lichtman). Parsons The New School for Design. 

Spring 2010—Research without Borders lecture series (Karen Shelby). Baruch College, New York. Invited lecture: “Relational Aesthetics”