Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, Columbia University, 2013
    • Areas of Specialization: Aesthetics, Philosophy of Science
    • Dissertation: Performative Experiments: Case Studies in the Philosophy of Art, Science, and Technology
    • Certificate in Feminist Inquiry, Institute for Research on Women & Gender, Columbia University, 2008
    • M.A., Philosophy, Columbia University, 2006
  • B.A. with Highest Honors, Smith College, 2001
    • Honors Thesis: A Taste for Good Science: A Kantian Analysis of the Role of Aesthetic Judgment in Science

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • 2020 (Jan-April) Visiting Assistant Professor, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto
  • 2018 – 2021 Mads Øvlisen Postdoctoral Fellow in Art and Natural Science
    Project: An Imaginary Museum of Philosophical Monsters
    Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University-Copenhagen
  • 2018 Researcher, Studio Olafur Eliasson, Berlin
  • 2017 – 2018 Guest Researcher, Centre for Environmental Humanities, Aarhus University
  • 2016 – 2017 Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Science Collaboration 
    School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
  • 2014 – 2016 Assistant Research Professor, School of Arts, Media and Engineering & Research Curator, Synthesis Center, Arizona State University
  • 2013 – 2014 Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • 2013 (1/2) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Contemporary History and Policy, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia
  • 2012 – 2014 Contract Philosopher & Contributing Editor, Nautilus Magazine, New York City
  • 2008 – 2010 Core Curriculum Preceptor, Columbia University, New York City

PUBLICATIONS (Link)

FELLOWSHIPS and GRANTS

  • 2018 – 2020 Mads Øvlisen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Art History (1,500,000 Danish Crowns)
  • 2016, Fall Imaginary Fellows Research Grant, Center for Science and the Imagination, ASU ($5000)
  • 2014, Spring Seed Grant Co-recipient, Institute for Humanities Research, ASU ($12,000)
  • 2012, October 4S/EASST Workshop, (€ 5400/shared), Microsoft Research + Goldsmiths, University of London
  • 2010 – 2012 Kluge Graduate Fellow ($48,000/24 months), Columbia University
  • 2005, Summer Reid Hall Fellowship for French Language Study, Paris ($3000)
  • 2004, Summer Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for German Language Study ($3500)
  • 2004, Summer Woodrow Wilson Practicum Grant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research ($2500)        
  • 2001, January Taylor Award for Best Honors Thesis, Smith College
  • 1999, Fall Women in Science Research Travel Grant, Hampshire College

EXHIBITIONS (Link)

ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

Conferences and Workshops
  • 2018 Experiencing, Experimenting, Reflecting, Studio Olafur Eliasson, June 27-28
  • Politics of Machines, Aalborg University/IT-University, Copenhagen, May 15-18 (organizing committee)
  • GREEN: European Society for Science, Literature and the Arts, University of Copenhagen, June 16-18(organizing committee)
  • 2017 Mediating Climate Change, Conference Advisory Team, University of Leeds, June 4-7th 
  • 2016 A Year Without a Winter: Fictions and Policy, Co-organizer with Cynthia Selin and Ângela Pereira of a workshop examining narrative as a way of worldmaking and implications for climate policy, European Commission-Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy November 17-19th
  • The Dare: A Historical Re-enactment for A Year Without a Winter, Co-organizer with Cynthia Selin and the Center for Science and the Imagination of a scientific workshop and science fiction writing retreat re-staging the writing of Frankenstein, October 28-29th, Phoenix/Arcosanti
  • Planetary Design: Climate 3.0, Co-organizer with Ariel Anbar, Hilairy Hartnet, Cynthia Selin and Stephen Romanielo of a sustainable futures workshop to open the PlanetWorks Initiative, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Phoenix, January 12-13th
  • 2015 Atmosphere and Place Residency (April 6-18) and Experiential Climate Modeling Workshop (April 16-19), Synthesis Center, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, Arizona State University
  • 2014 Anthropocene Feminism, Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (April 10-12th) Co-organizer with Richard Grusin and Emily Clark
  • 2013 Sensing Change: Mapping the Climatic Imaginary through Art, Science and History—Organizer of an interdisciplinary conference about the CHF Museum exhibition Sensing Change, Center for Contemporary History and Policy (CCHP), Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, USA, November 7-9th 
Conference Streams
  • 2017 Environmental Remediations, Co-hosted with Karolina Sobecka, Decolonising the Anthropocene, New York University/Queens Museum, June 1-2
  • 2016 Control: Climate, Co-organized with Amanda Boetzskes, European Society for Science, Literature and the Arts, Stockholm, June 14-17th 
  • Atmospheric Futures, Co-organized with Tim Choy and Jerry Zee, Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change, British Museum, London, May 27-29th
  • 2015 Performative Experiments in Multispecies Contact Zones, Co-organized with Eben Kirksey, Society for Science, Literature and the Arts, Houston, November 13-15th
  • Art + Science and Technology Studies, Co-oragnized with Megan Halpern, Katherine De Ridder-Vignone and Hannah Start Rogers, Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), Devnver, November 12-15th 
  • 2012 Experiments in (and out) of the Studio: Art and Design Methods in Science and Technology Studies, One-day workshop co-organized with Hannah Star Rogers, Laura Forlano, Kat Jungnickel and Julien McHardy at the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), Copenhagen, Denmark—Funded by Microsoft Research, October 16th 
  • 2011 Art and Science Studies, Co-organizer: “The Aesthetics of Bio-Art,” “Drawing, Tracing and Erasing Boundaries Between Science and Art,” & “Virtual Art-Science Gallery: Reflecting on Practice and Criticism,” 36th Conference of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), Cleveland, Novr 2-5th 

TEACHING (Link)

INVITED LECTURES

  • 2018 Doctoral Seminar & Gallery Talk, An Invitation to Disappear, Kunsthalle Mainz, July 4
  • “A Climate for Monsters,” Societat Catalana d’Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica, Barcelona, June 14
  • “Airs Apparent,” Machines of Atmosphere—Politics of Machines, Aalborg University-Copenhagen, May 16
  • Keynote Lecture: Collaborating on Climate Change, Broto: Art, Science & Collaboration, May 4-6, Province Town
  • “Frankenstein and Environmental Crisis,” Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, March 14th
  • 2017 Keynote: Remaking Museums in the Anthropocene, “The Last Museum: A Visitor’s Guide,” Aarhus University, DK, Dec. 6-7th
  • Workshop: Are We Listening? Narratives of Climate Change, “Imagining A Year Without Winter,” Red Cross Red Crescent Development and Climate Days, COP23, Bonn, Germany, Nov. 12th 
  • “Philosophical Monsters: Thinking with imaginary creatures, places, and things,” Techno-Anthropology Centre Seminar, Aalborg University, Nov. 1st 
  • “Re-enactment as Method: The Dare of 2016,” Department of Architecture, Columbia University, Sept. 22
  • “A Year Without a Winter: An Anthropocene Thought Experiment,”Arken Museum of Modern Art, Isøj, DK 
  • “TheYear Without a WinterProject,” Mediating Climate Change, University of Leeds, UK, June 4-7th 
  • “A Year Without a Winter,” Antarctic Biennale, Antarctica, March 17-28th 
  • “Apocalypse then – and now: How to Engage Publics,” Apocalypse then? The Laacher See volcanic eruption (13,000 years before present), Deep Environmental History and Europe’s geo-cultural heritage, Kick-off workshop for Aarhus University Research Project, Feb. 14-17th 
  • 2016 “Unseasonal Fashion,” Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich, October 17th 
  • “Dressing Under Changing Circumstances,” X and Beyond, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 11th 
  • “A Year Without a Winter: The Role of Narrative in the Imaginative Comprehension of Climate Change,” New Currents in Science: The Challenges of Quality, European Commission-Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy March  3-4th 
  • “Aspirational Politics and Exemplary Experiments: The Environmental Art of Amy Balkin and Natalie Jeremijenko”: Research workshop “Artistic Visions and Strategies for Urban Space”, Flussbad Berlin Project, January 30-31st 
  • “Design Philosophy and the Challenge of Envisioning Climate 3.0,” Planetary Design: Climate 3.0, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, January 13th 
  • 2015 “A Year Without a Winter: A Performative Experiment in Scenario Planning,” ELINAS (Center for Literature and Natural Science), Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen, Nürnberg, December 7th 
  • “A Tarot Reading of the Weather: Reflections on the Epistemology of Anticipation,” Phoenix 2050 Panel, Carnegie Desert Cities Symposium, Arizona State University, November 19-21st 
  • “Placing the Golden Spike: (Curator’s Talk)” Institute of Visual Arts (INOVA), Peck School of the Arts, University of Milwaukee, March 26th 
  • 2014 “Equivocal Instruments,” Environmental Entanglements – Art, Technology and Natures, Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 28-29th 
  • “Model Climates: Immersive Weather Works as Artistic Responses to Climate Modeling,” School of Arts, Media and Engineering, Arizona State University, Phoenix, April 18th 
  • 2012 “Climate Change and the Re-calibration of the Senses,” Department of Science, Technology and Society, University of Virginia, November 29th 
  • 2011 “Genetic Portraiture and the Molecular Remediation of Photography,” The Multispecies Salon, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, November 9th 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • 2017 Art in Extreme Environments, co-authored with Dr. Barbara Imhof, 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Adelaide, Australia, 25-29 September 2017. 
  • 2017 Performative Experiments in Geoengineering, Climate Engineering Conference, October 9-12th 
  • Moderator: Un-Greening Green: Materials – Metaphors – Media – Misunderstandings, Medical Museum, Copenhagen, May 18th 
  • 2016 Art and Design by other means: research, methods and practices (Invited discussant), Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, Spain, August 31st 
  • 2016 “A Year Without a Winter: Re-envisioning ‘The Dare’ for 2016,” Summer of 1816: Creativity and Turmoil, University of Sheffield, UK, June 24-27th 
  • 2016 “A Year Without a Winter,” Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change, British Museum, London, May 27-29th 
  • 2015 “A Year Without a Winter,” Scales of Violence Panel, European Society for Science, Literature and the Arts (SLSA-EU), Valetta, Malta, June 15-18th 
  • 2015 “iMonsoon: An Introduction to Experiential Climate Modeling,” (Public Lecture and Demonstration), Experiential Climate Modeling Conference, Arizona State University, Phoenix, April 16-18th 
  • 2014 “Cloud Frames” (with Anne Sophie Witzke), Cloud & Molecular Aesthetics: Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections of Art, Science and Culture, Pera Museum, Istanbul, June 26-28th 
  • 2013 “Model Climates”, Sensing Change: Mapping the Climatic Imaginary through Art, Science and History—An Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by the Center for Contemporary History and Policy, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, USA, November 7-9th 
  • 2013 “Ancestral Portraits,” Visibility Matters: Rendering Human Origins and Diversity in Space and Time, University of Lucerne, Switzerland, April 25-27th 
  • 2013 “The Xenopus Pregnancy Test: Choreographing Multispecies Entanglement,” Crossing Contexts: Interventions Through Artistic Research, Reykjavyk, Iceland, February 14–17th 
  • 2011 “Institutional Critique and the Epistemology of Ignorance: Results from a Forbidden Experiment,” Rethinking Resistance, University of Macau, China, December 15-18th 
  • 2011 “Close Encounters with the Ethics Review Board,” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA), Kitchener, Canada, Sept 22-25th  
  • 2009 “Aestheticizing the Invisible: Race in Genomic Art,” Cross-examining Now: Intersections of Gender, Race and Class, 3rd Annual Conference of philoSOPHIA: A Feminist Society, May 27-29th 
  • 2009 “Performative Experiments: Queering the Handmaiden of Theory”, Radical Intersections: Performance Across Disciplines, Graduate Conference in Performance Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA April 24-26th 
  • 2009 “Shadows, Wallpaper, and Background Assumptions: Genetics and the Aesthetics of Race in Contemporary Art,” Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts, American Philosophical Association-Central Division, Chicago, USA, February 18-21st 
  • 2008 “Naturalized Disaster: Sublimity in Everyday Life and at the Extremes,” International Summer School in Everyday Aesthetics, Lahti, Finland, June 15-18th 
  • 2006 “Recognizing ‘Life’ in Hegel and Frankenstein,” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA), New York, USA, November 9-12th 
  • 2006 “Naturalized Disaster: The Sublime Spectacle of Suffering in Hurricane Katrina and the Asian Tsunami,” Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), Vancouver, Canada, November 2-4th 
  • 2005 “Molecular Biography: Genetics-based Art as a Resource for Science Studies,” Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), Pasadena, CA, USA October 20-22nd 
  • 2005 (Poster Presentation) “The role of academia, government and pharmaceutical industry in early-phase clinical trials of novel cancer immunotherapies”, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 41st Annual Meeting, Orlando, USA, May 13-17th 

LANGUAGES

English, Native Speaker; French, Intermediate; German, B2; Danish, Modul 3