Introduction

I am a doctoral candidate in American Studies at Yale University, and my research interests include Native American art, 20th-century U.S. history, and museum studies. For ten years prior to returning to graduate school, I worked in the museum field holding positions in curation, collections management, and education/public programming, including seven years at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

I am a writer for the Smithsonian’s American Indian magazine and have had seventeen articles published in the magazine since 2009. This site is a way to organize my writings and other projects in one location. Enjoy!

Image: Spirit Beings (2013) by Rick Bartow. Watercolor and acrylic on panel, 11 x 14 in.