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Designing Motherhood made it into a paper back home 🙂 Read it here.

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Thanks to Nicole Graev Lipson for covering DM for the Boston Globe — through the lens of the hidden mother photographic typology. Read it here.

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Thanks to Lisa Macabasco who kindly covered the DM project for the Guardian. Read it here.

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Melena Ryzik very kindly covered the DM exhibition for the New York Times and the whole team almost fainted with joy. Read it here.

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Very excited to say that our Designing Motherhood has received a 2021 Graham Foundation grant, one of the highest honors in our field.

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I am proud to have been invited to join the committee of Advisors to the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts in Boston, a vital hub for craft practice founded in Boston in 1676. Earlier in the fall, I helped organize a two-part series on craft an racial equity with artist and educator Alison… Continue reading Untitled

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In September 2019 we—my partner in crime Amber Winick (design historian) and the Maternity Care Coalition (a groundbreaking maternal health care provider)—were awarded a $250,000 Pew Grant. The project will examine how bodies influence design—from fashion fixations to pain relief—and how design influences bodies. The work will explore historical and contemporary conversations around reproduction, maternity,… Continue reading Untitled

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I spoke to the Design Museum in London about the Lia Pregnancy Kit, which I nominated in this year’s Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition. Read the interview here. Here’s one of the highlights:

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I was interviewed (here) by my former colleague, Ariele Dionne-Krosnick, for Crea-co about what it means to be a curator today, the challenges of highlighting diverse work in a field notorious for its lack of diversity, the mentors who have inspired me, and some of the unique design stories I have uncovered along the way.

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I was part of a visual commission instigated by Creative New York and shot by legendary photographer Brigitte Lacombe showcasing the face of MoMA’s future: young curators and fellows representing each of the Museum’s curatorial departments and MoMA PS1, pictured alongside some of the most exciting New York–based artists.

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Items made the NYT end of year best book list for its catalogue and for the exhibition itself!

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  “Profuse” is a useful word with which to approach this ambitious, high-concept effort. Organized by Paola Antonelli, senior curator of the Modern’s architecture and design department, and Michelle Millar Fisher, a curatorial assistant, it has involved years of research and travel and is as anthropological as it is aesthetic. Full NYT review here.

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I was part of the broadcast as Gilbert Baker was remembered for his powerful design of the Rainbow Flag

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P.E.O. Scholar for 2017-18. I am very honored to be a P.E.O. Scholar for the 2017-18 academic year, supported by an amazing chapter and sisterhood of women helping other women with education. During the award period I will complete my doctoral dissertation. The P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) were established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based… Continue reading Untitled

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Latest post on Medium: How To Meet Your Neighbors

Here’s my latest post for Medium.com–read it below or here: Short answer: plant out tree beds on your block in the summer. In doing so, you can’t help but meet the people you share a street with. Longer answer: Where I grew up in Scotland — the town of Selkirk, in the Scottish Borders, current population 5,784 — everyone… Continue reading Latest post on Medium: How To Meet Your Neighbors

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An interview for Harvard GSD on the Design and Violence project at MoMA.

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ArtHistoryTeachingResources.org has come a long way from the time in 2011 when I was tapping away on my laptop building out the very first old site. From the journal this week on AHTR: This week, we are excited to announce that AHTR has received a Kress Digital Resources Grant for $20,000 to support preliminary research… Continue reading Untitled

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I co-organized a symposium on Synthetic Biology at MoMA, Synthetic Aesthetics: Design Biology and Life. 

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The digital humanities project I founded in 2011, arthistoryteachingresources.org, was awarded a $25,000 institutional grant to support further exploration and development. The site reaches 80+ countries as a peer-network for discussing and disseminating art history pedagogy.

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I won a Knickerbocker American Studies Dissertation Proposal Research Grant, Summer 2013, and headed to California for a deep dive into archives and site research.

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DAAD Summer Language Fellowship in Berlin, July/August 2012

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