About

20th Century Literature, Modernist Studies, Fairy Tale and Myth, Mystery and Detective Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Cinema Studies, Museum Studies

Education

Ph.D.

Binghamton University (2011)
Comparative Literature, Literary Modernism
Dissertation Title: Fairy Tales, Modernisms, and Grotesqueries: The Art of Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, and Ingeborg Bachmann.

Graduate Certificate in Feminist Theory: Department of Women’s Studies
Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies: LACAS

M.A.

Johns Hopkins University (2017)
Museum Studies and Non-Profit Management

M.A.

Binghamton University (2006)
Comparative Literature

B.A. 

California State University, Long Beach (2003)
Comparative Literature and Classics

Publications

Books
(Under Advance Contract) Fairy Tales, Memory, and the Modernist Imagination: Djuna Barnes, Hans Bellmer, Leonora Carrington, and Ingeborg Bachmann. Northwestern University Press: Cultural Expressions of WWII (Series): Evanston.

2011 10 Steps in Writing the Research Paper – 7th edition. Co-author Peter Markman. Barrons: New York, 2011.

 
Articles
(In Press) “The Anagrams of Hans Bellmer.” Theorizing the Fantastic in Twentieth-Century Art. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Cambridge.

2012 “Beyond the Mask: The Fantastic in Latin America.” Visions of the Fantastic. Xipe Projects and Indie Printing. Los Angeles: 2012. pp. 2. (Exhibition Catalogue).

2012 “Performance, Today.” Danzas y Mascaras: The Masked Dance Tradition of Mexico and Guatemala. Xipe Projects and Indie Printing. Los Angeles: 2012. pp.47. (Exhibition Catalogue).

2011 “Kandinsky’s ‘On the Problem of Form (1912)’ and the Fiction of Virginia Woolf.” Virginia Woolf Miscellany. No. 80. Southern Connecticut State University (2011).

2007 “Seeking the Ancient Spirit in Modern Art: A Comparative Consideration of Wassily Kandinsky, Jane Harrison, and Virginia Woolf.” genre: Ancient and Modern Narrative (2007).

 
Edited Collections
(Under Contract) Theorizing the Fantastic in Twentieth-Century Art. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Cambridge, 2019. Book Editor.

2014 Trespassing Memory. Special Issue of Trespassing Journal: An Online Journal of Art Science and Philosophy. Issue 3, Winter 2014. (Fully Peer-Reviewed: ISSN 2147-2734) http://trespassingjournal.com. Issue Editor.
Book Reviews
2013 Bloomsbury, Modernism and the Reinvention of Intimacy by Jesse Wolfe (Cambridge, 2011). Modern Fiction Studies (Mfs) Volume 59, no. 4.

 
Contributions
2014 “Joshua Jeffery, Experience Center Lead at Google and Founder of Evil Genius Designs.” Co-Interview and Blog post for Musete.ch

http://www.musete.ch/2014/11/09/joshua-jeffery-experience-center-lead-at-google-and-founder-of-evil-genius-designs/

2012 “Djuna Barnes.” Women in American History: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Hasia Diner.

 
Multimedia
http://www.xipeprojects.org: Design and Webmaster for the non-profit Educational Foundation, Xipe Projects.

http://www.BerkeleyMysteryFiction.com: Design and Webmaster for UC Berkeley Extension Course Blog and Twitter account: Mystery Fiction and Film Noir

http://www.DevelopingLaPlaza.com: Detailed project brief proposal for a stand-alone web page with three main components: a video channel, an interactive trivia game, and a social media hub for the Peter and Roberta Markman collection of masks.

Projects

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2017 (Planning/Research Stage) Digital Preservation and Exhibition Coordinator for The Alfonso Palacios Carrillo Collection of Photographs: Album de Fotografias Indigenas Vol. and Vol. 2, 684 black & white silver gelatin prints taken and developed between the years 1942 and 1950.

2015 Exhibition Curator and Catalogue Co-Author for The Maestro and the Dance. An in-depth look at the creative vision of Maestro Florencio Valey of Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa and the world of Guatemalan dance culture at Xipe Projects in Huntington Beach, CA.

2014 Exhibition Curator an Catalogue Design for Crisencio Molina Maldonado: Yoeme Deer Singer and Pascola Mask Carver.

2014 Exhibition Co-Curator and Co-Organizer for the Temporary Exhibition on Maya art and ethnography at the 19th Annual Los Angeles Art Show Presented by The Palm Beach Show Group in Tandem with the 29th Annual IFPDA Los Angeles Fine Print Fair.

2014 Project Manager and Content Coordinator for Cultural Exchange: The Seri Today at Xipe Projects in Huntington Beach, CA. Traveling Exhibition at Xipe Projects in Huntington Beach, CA. Special Guests: the Seri /Comca’ac Women’s Artisans Cooperative from Desemboque.

2013 Catalogue Co-author and Exhibition Curator for Ceramic Trees of Life: Izúcar de Matamoros, Acatlán, and Metepec. Temporary Exhibition on the Mexican tradition of ceramic arts at Xipe Projects in Huntington Beach, CA.

2012 Catalogue C0-author and Exhibition Curator for Visions of the Fantastic: Calaveras, Naguales y Diablos. Temporary Exhibition on Surrealism in Latin American folk art at Xipe Projects in Huntington Beach, CA.

2012 Catalogue Co-author and Exhibition Curator for Persistence of the Flower World. Temporary Exhibition on the masked dance tradition of the Yaqui, Mayo, Cora, Tarahumara, and Tepehuan at Xipe Projects in Huntington Beach, CA,

2012 Catalogue Co-author and Exhibition Curator for Danzas y Máscaras. Exhibition on the masked dance tradition in Guatemala and Mexico at Xipe Projects in Huntington Beach, CA.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

MW2020 (#24)
March 31-April 4, 2020, Los Angeles, California, USA
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

Tenative Upcoming Conferences
MWA20 (#6A)
Fall 2020, Singapore

MW2021 (#25)
Fall 2020, Washington DC

MWA20 (#7A)
Fall 2021, Korea

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