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B.A. Alumni

Julia (B.A., 2013) accepted a position as a City Year Corps Member in Los Angeles from 2013-14. Following her year of service with City Year in South Los Angeles, Julia began teaching 7th grade Social Studies and English Language Arts.

Dr. Aaron Kerner (B.A. '94) is Professor of Cinema at San Francisco State University. In 2011 he published Film and the Holocaust (Continuum)–an extensive survey of narrative, documentary and experimental representations of the Holocaust.

Stephanie Kowalick (B.A. '06) is Collections Manager/Registrar at USC Fisher Museum of Art. She is the former Collections Associate and Assistant Registrar for Loans and Exhibitions at the Autry National Center, a history museum in Los Angeles.

Kari Lentz (B.A., '10) is Staff Archaeologist at William Self Associates, Inc. in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an undergraduate she double majored in Anthropology and HAVC and focused her studies oncolonial encounters in the New World.

Eric Lutz (BA Art History, '88) received a Ph.D. in the History of Art and Architecture at UCSB in 2004. He is currently the Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Karen Moss is an art historian, curator and educator who is currently Interim Chair/Adjunct Professor in the Public Practice MFA program at Otis College of Art and Design and Adjunct Faculty in the USC Roski Curatorial Practices MA program.

Georgia Mowry graduated from UCSC in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in two areas of study, HAVC and Art. Through her undergraduate studies and one semester abroad in Paris, she discovered her passion for museums.

Emily (B.A., '10) received her Masters of Arts Administration from Teachers College Columbia University in New York City in 2013. She is currently the Communications Specialist and Grants Associate at the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

Natalie (B.A., '90) is Director/Curator of the Pence Gallery, a not-for-profit in Davis (established 1975).  In addition to exhibitions and lectures, the Pence is heavily involved with arts in the schools (ArtSmart).

Erin O'Toole (B.A., '92) is associate curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Kailani Polzak is a post-doctoral fellow in Art History at Williams College. She specializes in European visual culture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and is particularly interested in the pictorial politics of race and colonialism in Oceania.

Megan (B.A., '07) is a curator and writer living in Los Angeles.

Brittany Sheldon (B.A., '07) received her PhD in Art History and African Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Matthew Simms (BA UCSC art history and studio art 1990, PhD Harvard, 1998) is Professor of Art History at CSU Long Beach. His publications include "Between Drawing and Painting: Cézanne's Watercolors" (Yale, 2008) and a monograph entitled "Robert Irwin: A Conditional Art" (Yale, 2016).

Fallin Steffen (B.A., '10) completed a Masters degree in Preservation Studies from Tulane University in New Orleans in 2015.

Lindsey Stoll graduated from UCSC in 2015 with a B.A. in History of Art and Visual Culture. Following her graduation, she attended the University of San Francisco where she earned her M.A. in Museum Studies in 2016. Lindsey has a strong passion for both museums and contemporary art.

Laurel (B.A. '05) is a Ph.D. candidate in the history of science and medicine at Yale University. Her dissertation explores the way biological thinking shaped conceptions of decoration, ornament and pattern at the turn of the twentieth century. After Santa Cruz, Laurel earned an M.A.

Lily (B.A., '03) went on to receive a joint PhD in Art History from Northwestern University and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris) in 2012. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Michigan State University.