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I am an anthropologist of art and science, with a focus on how authenticity, expertise, duration, and materiality come to matter through laboratory practice. My current book project examines how scientists develop technologies for the restoration of art and cultural heritage. I received my PhD in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS) at MIT in 2019.
In 2019-20, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Scholars Program at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. In 2020-21, I was an ACLS Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellow at Vanderbilt University. While at Vanderbilt, I was also co-PI on a Mellon-funded, pedagogical project called ”Nested Knowledge: Disentangling History, Truth, and Race in STEM Experiences,” described in a short video here.
Since 2021, I have been a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of History and Art History at Utrecht University, where I am working in the ERC-funded project, DURARE: Dynamics of the Durable: A History of Making Things Last in the Visual and Decorative Arts.
My curriculum vitae is also available for download.