Hi, I'm Emma.
I'm currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Art History at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
My dissertation research centers contemporary U.S. Latinx and indigenous visual production, with special interests in motherhood/mothering, intersectional decolonial feminisms, the US-Mexico border, race, and the environmental humanities.
I am currently an Adjunct Lecturer at Rutgers University in the Department of Latinx and Caribbean Studies, and I've accumulated curatorial experience in several museums including MoMA (NYC), Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR), and multiple smaller institutions and private collections.
I'm also a mother, a wife, a daughter, an artist, and a human. I am many things more than just what I do in a scholarly capacity, but I still have big aspirations for my career and for academia as a whole. I am passionate about visibility, teaching, and self-care/work-life balance - even in the throes of academia.
I'm also an addiction advocate. I feel strongly about access to good medical care for everyone. The human species needs mental health support beyond a prescription from a family doctor or pediatrician after one visit. There is a lot more to me than what you'd see on paper or in a CV.