Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

M.A. History, University of Oregon

M.A. Art History, University of Oregon

B.A. Art History, Western Washington University

B.A. Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Washington

Design, Editing & Writing
Communications Director, Ann Beha Architects, Boston, Massachusetts, 2020present. Managing communications and publication initiatives for mid-sized architectural firm. Press releases, social media campaigns, newsletter, public relations, awards submissions, RFQ/RFP responses, website content.

Marketing & Communications Manager, Ann Beha Architects, Boston, Massachusetts, 201920. Writing and editing for public relations, internal communications, social media, and RFQ/RFP responses. Served as Interim Marketing Director March 2020–December 2020.

Associate Editor, Sky & Telescope, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 201419. Lead editor for observing department of popular science magazine. Editing feature articles for print issue and web, writing monthly 4-page column, managing departmental schedule.

Field Editor, South Asian Studies, Dissertations Reviews, 2013 –15. Worked closely with other field editors to publish timely reviews of dissertations and archives in field of South Asian studies. Schedule reviews, manage delinquent contributions, and field author and reviewer queries. Responsible for copy editing

Design Assistant, Louis Joyner, Architect, Columbus, Indiana, 200405. Duties included design and drafting for residential, commercial, medical and community projects; writing and editing project manuals; photo and written documentation for historic preservation projects, researching compliance with state preservation regulation; communication with contractors and clients.

Editing Assistant, University of Illinois, 2006. Provided editing/proofreading services for edited collection (Panayiota Pyla, ed., Landscapes of Development: The Impact of Modernization Discourses on the Physical Environment of the Eastern Mediterranean. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011).

Consultant and Construction Manager, Bloomington Restorations, Bloomington, Indiana, 2002–10. Construction management for affordable housing and historic preservation projects. Produced measured drawings, specifications, contract documents for renovations. First-tier tech support.

Contributing Editor, Koreanday Magazine, 19982000. Wrote weekly review columns for Korean-American culture magazine (print and online), paid per word. Targeted popular audience with varying levels of expertise in Korean music.

Research Assistant, University of Oregon, 199394; 1997. Research, translation, editing, and proofreading assistance for two monographs (Esther Jacobson Tepfer, The Art of the Scythians: The Interpenetration of Cultures at the Edge of the Hellenic World, Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1995; Judith Raiskin, Wide Sargasso Sea, Norton Critical Edition, New York: Norton, 1999).
Academic Publications


Centering the Chārbāgh: The Mughal Garden as Design Module for the Jaipur City Plan,” Journal for the Society of Architectural Historians 17, no. 2 (March 2013): 28-47.
(2014 Founders' JSAH Article Award)

The Archaeological Survey of India and Communal Violence in Post-Independence India,” International Journal of Heritage Studies 14, no. 6 (2008): 506–23.

 Contributed Chapters and Essays

Case Study: Observatories of Sawai Jai Singh II,” in Handbook of Ethnoastronomy and Archaeoastronomy, ed., Clive Ruggles (Heidelberg: Springer), 2015.

City Planning in India,” in Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, ed., HelaineSelin (Heidelberg: Springer), 2016. 

Book Reviews

Astronomy in India, 1784–1876, by Joydeep Sen,” Victorian Studies 58, no. 3 (Spring 2016): 585–87.

Meditation on Mughal Monuments," Review of Santhi Kavuri-Bauer’s Monumental Matters: The Power, Subjectivity, and Space of India’s Mughal Architecture, H-Asia Reviews.

Commodification and Spectacle in Architecture,” PAST 32 (2009): 137-140.

“The Middle Class City: Transforming Space and Time in Philadelphia 1876-1926,” Material Culture 39, no. 2 (2007): 79–82.

“William Henry Jackson: Framing the Frontier,” Annals of Wyoming 72, no. 2 (2000): 40–1.

“Thomas Moran: The Field Sketches, 1856-1923,” Annals of Wyoming 69, no. 3 (1997): 45.
Conference Presentations & Invited Lectures


“Jaipur: The Spectacle of City Planning,” Dickson Memorial Lecture in Art History, Penn State University, October 2013


“Who Built Lick Observatory?” Society of Architectural Historians Annual International Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, April 2019

“The ‘Imperial Aesthetic’ in the Early Modern Rajput Pleasure Garden,” College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, February 2014

“Local Practice vs. Global Policy: Cultural Heritage Management in India,” Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting, Buffalo, New York, April 2013

“Changing Directions at the Observatories of Sawai Jai Singh II,” Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2011

“John Flamsteed’s Atlas Coelestis:  The Mapping of Imperial Subjectivity at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1675–1729,” UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Conference “Spaces of the ‘Self’ in Early Modern Culture: Sites of Exteriority,” Los Angeles, California, December 2007

“Marking Mughal Time: Power and Politics at the Delhi Astronomical Observatory of Sawai Jai Singh II, 1721–1743,” History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 2007

Jantar Mantar: The Disappearing Observatories of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II,” 36th Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison, Wisconsin, October 2007

“Vāstu Vidyā: Vedic Architectural Theory in Postmodern India,” Minnesota Society of Architectural Historians Annual Student Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 2006

“Sezincote: The Nabob at Home, 17951820,” Northwest Conference on British Studies, Portland, Oregon, October 1996

ACLS New Faculty Fellow, McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia, 201314.

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 201213.

Visiting Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagin, 201112.

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Design Technology, Ivy Tech State College, Bloomington, 200203.

  • DESN 103 CAD Fundamentals
  • DESN 105 Architectural Design I
  • DESN 109 Construction Materials and Specifications
Awards & Fellowships


  • ACLS New Faculty Fellowship, McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia, 201315
  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in History, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 201213
  • Social Science Research Council IDRF Book Fellowship, 201112
  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, 200809
  • Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2008-2009
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, AY 200708
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, Summer 2007
  • Critical Language Scholarship, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, 2006
  • Victorian Society of America Summer Grant, 1996
  • Theodora Bosanquet Bursary (Travel/Research Grant), Summer 1996


  • Scott Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Graduate College, 201011
  • Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities Graduate Fellowship, 200910
  • Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship in the Fine Arts, 200910
  • Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grant, University of Illinois, 2008
  • Alan K. and Leonarda F. Laing Memorial Scholarship Award, School of Architecture, University of Illinois, 2008
  • Natalie Alpert Prize, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois, for paper “Marking Time: Power and Politics at the Astronomical Observatory of Sawai Jai Singh II, 17211743,” 2007
  • GirdhariTikku Memorial Prize, Center for South Asian and  Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois, for paper “Archaeological Survey of India and Communal Violence in Post-Independence India,” 2007
  • Alan K. and Leonarda F. Laing Memorial Fellowship in Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Illinois, 200507
  • Departmental Travel/Research Award, Department of History, University of Oregon, Summer 1996
  • Departmental Travel/Research Award, Department of Art History, University of Oregon, January 1994
Service & Volunteer
Team Member, Canstruction, Ann Beha Architects, 2020
Member, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, Ann Beha Architects, 2020
Build & Office Volunteer, North Central Massachusetts Habitat for Humanity, 2019
Member, Society of Architectural Historians Membership and Diversity Committee, 2013
Guest Curator, “Naked Spaces: Architecture in Art from the Collections of the Kinsey Institute,” Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction Art Gallery, January 18April 5, 2013 (Press Release)
Judge, National Society of Arts and Letters Emerging Artists Competition, Bloomington, Indiana Chapter, 2010
Build Volunteer & Crew Leader, Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County, 2002–04, 2009–10
Society of Architectural Historians
New England Chapter Society of Architectural Historians
American Council for South Asian Art
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Astronomical League

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