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Chaired Panels & Symposiums 


Session Moderator: Tech Resistance Disability Gaze Conference, convened by Sarah Wasserman, Jaipreet Virdi & Jen Van Horn. Center for Material Culture Studies, University of Delaware. April 29-30, 2022. 

Rachael Gillibrand (Aberystwyth University): Assistive Aids and Identity: The Use of Disability Technologies as Visual Signifiers in the Middle Ages

Frank Mondelli (Stanford University): FM Unit: A Deaf Musical Response to Hearing Exams

Aparna Nair (University of Oklahoma-Norman): Representations of Guide Dogs in 20th-Century Visual and Material Culture*


Co-Chair: Towards a Socialist History of US Design: The Material Culture of Progressive Movements College Art Association, with Rachel Hunnicutt, New York, Feb 12-15, 2021. 

Prof. Amanda Horton, Alternative Movie Posters: An Examination of Progressive Practice in Film Poster Design, University of Central Oklahoma

Jessica Fletcher, The District Health Center in New York City: From "Wall Street's Back Yard" to City-Wide Program (1913-1937), The Graduate Center, CUNY

Prof. Danielle Aubert, Contemporary Graphic Design on the Left, Wayne State University

J. Dakota Brown, Phototypesetting and the "Life-Cycle" of Socialism , School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Ellen Christen and Christopher Cote, Common Goods: Everyday Objects in New Rituals of Care During the Covid-19 Pandemic, San Francisco State University

Academic Presentations & Guest Lectures

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Research Methods presentation - “The Production of the Traveling Public: Rest Stop Interior Design 1950–1970”


Historic Interiors Group, Society of Architectural Historians, Research Roundtable. Oct 2023. 


American Public Space and Capitalism: A Political Reading of Rest Stop Interior Design 1950-1970

Design History Society Annual Conference, Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey. Sep 8-10, 2022


American Industry & Design Schools: Tracing Influence from 

Enterprise to Education

Design History Society Annual Conference, School of Art, Design and Social Sciences Northumbria University Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. Sep 8-10, 2019


Co-Chair: Beyond the Bauhaus: Histories of American Design Education College Art Association, Co-Chair with Colin Fanning, Chicago, Feb 12-15, 2020.

Holly Gore, Cooperative Projects: The Socially-Engaged Woodworking Classroom of Molly Gregory, UC Berkely

Dr. Tim Stott, Sim Van der Ryn’s Outlaw Building, Dublin School of Creative Arts

PJ Carlino, De-centering the Bauhaus: Industrial Design Education at Parsons School of Design and RISD, Boston University

Prof. Brockett Horne, Teaching Taste through Typography: American Pedagogy for a Consumer Culture, Maryland Institute College of Art


Co-Chair: Teaching Design Studies: Practice, Methods, & Resources College Art Association, Co-Chair with Dr. Carla Cesare, New York, Feb 14, 2019

Claudia Marina, Ephemeral Materiality: Problematizing Design, Parsons School 

Dr. Kjetil Fallan, Making Design History Matter, University of Oslo

Prof. Keren Ben-Horin and Sarah C. Byrd,  Teaching the Unpredictable: Co-Teaching in Museum Practicum Courses, Fashion Institute of Technology

Prof. Kenneth Segal & Dr. J. Ventura, Designing Cultural Objects: Cultural Design Anthropology as Innovation in the Classroom, Hadassah Academic College Jerusalem

Panelist: Ellen Lupton (Cooper Hewitt), Dr. David Raizman (Drexel University)

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History As Context: Case Study on Activating History Classroom

National Conference on the Beginning Design Student Annual Conference, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 12-14, 2019. 

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Chicago and the Precedent 
Of Design Education: Pedagogy, Curricula, and Capitalist Influences

Chicago Design: Histories and Narratives, Questions and Methods School of the Art Institute of Chicago, November 8-10, 2018.

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Inciting Criticality in Design Education: How We Teach History to Product Design Students

National Conference on the Beginning Design Student. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 1-3. 

Historicizing the Bauhaus: A Capitalist Fetish Beyond Socialist Intentions & Historical Representations

Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association, panel on Decorative Art histories, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2017

Business Practices of the Bauhaus & The Bard Textbook Parsons Graduate Symposium, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY May 4-6, 2016.       


Bruce Rogers & Modernism: Euclid's Influence

Parsons Graduate Symposium Spring 2016, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY May3-4

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