The Directory:

Educators, Scholars & Curators

Alphonso D. McClendon

Alphonso D. McClendon researches and develops curriculum in merchandise operations management, product development and sourcing using product lifecycle management, enterprise resource planning and retail analytics software including AIMS360, ApparelMagic and...

Educators, Scholars & Curators

Amber-Dawn Bear Robe

Amber-Dawn Bear Robe, from Siksika Nation, Alberta, Canada, achieved an MA in American Indian Studies and a second MA degree in Art History, both from the University of Arizona. Currently, she is Assistant Faculty of Art History in the Museum Studies department at...

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Educators, Scholars & Curators

Angela Tate

Angela Tate is a child of the diaspora in more ways than one. She was raised on both sides of the United States and smack dab in the middle of the country (Manhattan, KS), by a mother who spent many years of her childhood outside of the US and a nomadic father with...

Educators, Scholars & Curators

Darnell Jamal Lisby

Darnell Jamal Lisby is a fashion historian, curator, and broadcaster based in New York. In his curatorial work for the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, he contributed to the organization of the museum’s 2020 exhibition, Willi Smith: Street Couture. He has...

Educators, Scholars & Curators

Dr. Alba F. Aragón

Alba F. Aragón is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Bridgewater State University. She teaches courses in Spanish language and Hispanic literatures in the Department of Global Languages and Literatures, as well as courses in U.S. Latino and Latin...

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Educators, Scholars & Curators

Dr. Ashley James

Ashley James joined the curatorial department in 2019. Her work merges curatorial practice with an academic background rooted in African American studies, English literature, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Prior to joining the Guggenheim, James served...

Educators, Scholars & Curators

Dr. Brandi T. Summers

Brandi Thompson Summers is an Assistant Professor of Geography and Global Metropolitan Studies (GMS) at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also affiliated with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society (CSTMS) and the Center for Race...

Educators, Scholars & Curators

Dr. C. Riley Snorton

C. Riley Snorton earned his Ph.D. in Communication and Culture, with graduate certificates in Africana Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. He is a recipient of a predoctoral fellowship at the W.E.B. Du Bois...

Educators, Scholars & Curators

Dr. Camilo Retana

Camilo Retana earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy at Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. He is a Professor and Researcher at the School of Philosophy and the Ph.D. Program in Social and Cultural Studies at Universidad de Costa Rica. He has published a series of...

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Educators, Scholars & Curators

Dr. Cheryl Thompson

Dr. Cheryl Thompson is an Assistant Professor at Ryerson University in the School of Creative Industries. She is also a member of The Yeates School of Graduate Studies, and the Graduate Program in Communication & Culture, where she also earned her MA in 2007....