Whether row houses or a faded ticket stub, objects tie us to the past while grounding us in the present. Whether a swing skirt from the 1960 or a radio from 1964, objects are individual and personal, but they are also collective expressions of time and place. Objects tell stories, and in my writing, my teaching, and my work in museums I use things and the stories they tell as catalysts for exploring theoretical concepts that too easily seem distant and obscure.
The examples below span ten years of work published in a range of outlets from an academic anthology to a newspaper op-ed to online journalism and personal essay. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for collaborations and future projects.
Hidden City, Philadelphia: The Urban Conversation Of Row House Window Displays
Vice Sports: How Radio Changed Baseball Fandom Forever
Mad Men, Mad World: Swing Skirts and Swinging Singles: Mad Men, Fashion, and Cultural Memory
FlowTV: Not Beyond Jackie Robinson