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Brinker Ferguson

Ph.D., Post Doctoral Fellow, Neukom Institute for Computational Science, Dartmouth College
Intangible/tangle heritage, software studies, virtual heritage, digital preservation, and globalization
Research Interests: 

I have been awarded a three-year Neukom Post-doctoral Fellowship at Dartmouth College, starting in Fall 2018. As a Neukom post-doc fellow, I  will be responsible for teaching courses in digital heritage that will be cross-listed in the anthropology, art history, computer science, and digital media departments. In addition, I will continue to conduct research and develop hardware and software tools that help conservators and heritage professionals quantifiably track deterioration rate to objects through scientific imaging technologies.

My research lies at the intersection of digital heritage, computational photography, and indigenous agency. My dissertation project “Recalibrating the Museum: The Politics of Stewardship and the Physical/Digital Repatriation of Te Hau-Ki-Turanga” focused on the 3D documentation of a Maori meetinghouse, currently at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa. 

Education and Training: 
Ph.D. in Visual Studies, UC Santa Cruz
M.A. Tufts University, Art History
B.A. Wheaton College, Art History