I received my Ph.D. in the History of Art and Architecture, from UC
Santa Barbara, and am currently a core research member in the Tourism Studies Working Group, UC Berkeley. My studies and research have revolved around United States architecture, urban
planning, and social movements. My specific interests are located at the
intersections of urban planning schemes, critical theories of race, and
the effects of mass tourism on urbanization.
titled "Don't Fence Me In": Architecture, Tourism
and Segregation in Las Vegas, examines the
architecture, planning, and social choices that contributed to the creation
of a landscape of inequity in southern Nevada.
"Wonderlands: Theme Parks, Fairs, and Urban Visions from the Smith
and Williams Architectural Archives," University Art Museum, UC Santa
Barbara, June 1-August 28, 2004.