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. Contact me at email@example.com for collaborations and future projects.
Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia: The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent
Hidden City Philadelphia: Diorama Restoration At The Academy of Natural Sciences Confronts Loss & Conquest
Hidden City Philadelphia: Tell The Whole Story With Next Chapter Of The Philadelphia History Museum (Opinion)
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