- Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Stanford University.
- Graduate work in Art History, Classics, and Comparative Literature, Faculté de Lettres, Université de Nice, France.
- Advanced language, literature, and art historical coursework, Università degli Studi, Siena.
- Diplomado en Filologia Hispanica, Facultad de Filosofia y Letras, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.
- B.A., Hispanic Studies (minor in Art), Vassar College.
selected honors, prizes, and grants
- Jan. 2016 — BZ ’18-’45 awarded Honorable Mention for 2016 Museum of the Year award, European Museum Forum.
- May 2015 — “The past’s future: Digital transformations and cultural heritage institutions” (P.I. Helle Porsdam, Saxo Institute, U. of Copenhagen), awarded 5.9 million Danish Kroner by Velux Foundation; I serve as a project collaborator.
- May 2014 — Blueprint for (a Media Archeology of) Counter Education, hybrid publishing and installation project, funded by the Graham Foundation, Chicago (June 2014- May 2016).
- Nov. 2013 — BEAUTIFUL DATA: Telling stories about art with open collections, metaLAB workshop funded by the Getty Foundation, Los Angeles (June-July 2014).
- April 2013 — Homeless Paintings of the Italian Renaissance project awarded funding from De Bosis Endowment, Harvard (June 2013-Jan. 2014) and the Kress Foundation (July 2013-Jan. 2014).
- Dec. 2012 — Library Observatory awarded Digital Public Library of America development grant (Jan.-May 2013).
- April 2012 — Teaching with Things project awarded grant from Hauser Initiative for Learning and Teaching, 2012-2013.
- Dec. 2011 — Le Gallerie selected as feature in Re-Cycle: Strategies for Architecture, City and Planet exhibition, MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo (Rome), Dec. 2011-April 2012.
- Sept. 2011 — extraMUROS selected as one of six finalists in the Beta Sprint competition for the Digital Public Library of America.
- Sept. 2011 — Le Gallerie awarded 3rd prize in Smart Urban Stage competition, Milan.
- July 2011 — The Electric Information Age Book (with Adam Michaels) awarded funding support by the Graham Foundation.
- March 2011 — extraMUROS awarded Library Innovation Lab grant (subsequently renewed for a second year), 2011-2012.
- May 2010 — Le Gallerie selected for Laboratorio Italia section of the Italian Pavilion at the XII Biennale di Venezia.
- April 2010 —Le Gallerie elected co-winner of Italian Oxygen / Ossigeno Italiano design competition by the readers of Abitare.
- Oct. 2009 —Le Gallerie selected as finalist in Abitare‘s Italian Oxygen / Ossigeno italiano design competition.
- July 2008 — major grant from the Danish Ministry of Science (SHL/Bornholms Kunstmuseum partnership) for SPEED limits.
- May 2008 — Le Gallerie, with Elisabetta Terragni (Studio Terragni Architetti) and Filmwork (Trento), major public commission from the Provincia Autonoma di Trento and the Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino, for development of cycle of exhibitions (2008-2011) in two former highway tunnels in Trento, Italy.
- Feb. 2008 — Stanford Institute for Creativity in the Arts seed grant for building virtual galleries for SPEED limits.
- Nov. 2007– awarded 2006 Modernist Studies Association’s prize for the year’s best book for Crowds (Stanford U. Press).
- Oct. 2007– Media X startup grant for SPEED limits.
- Summer 2007– Senior Mellon Fellow, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Canada.
- 2006 — National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Fellowship.
- Spring 2005 — Getty Research Institute fellow.
- Sept. 2004 — The Wolfsonian-FIU research fellowship.
- Dec. 2003 — awarded 2003 Phoenix Award by CELJ for Significant Editorial Achievement as co-editor of the Johns Hopkins University Press journal Modernism/modernity.
- Oct. 2003 — Edward H. Benenson Lecturer in Art and Art History, Duke University.
- 1996 — Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, C.A.S.V.A., National Gallery of Art.
- 1995 — Hewlett Foundation Summer Travel Grant.
- 1993-1995 — University Fellow, Stanford University.
- 1993 — Hewlett Foundation Summer Travel Grant.
- 1992 — Travel/Research Grant, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- 1991 — National Humanities Center Fellowship.
- 1991 — Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.
- 1987 — National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.