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Arden Stern

Humanities & Sciences
astern2@artcenter.edu

BIOGRAPHY

Arden Stern's research and teaching interrogates the intersections between globalization and design. Her current research explores themes of appropriation and improvisation, as well as articulations of locality and global citizenship, in the grassroots graphic design of Zambia. She has also written and lectured on American graphic design and printing history, American modernism, and typography in film title sequences. She holds a Ph.D. in Visual Studies from the University of California, Irvine.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. University of California, Irvine 2012 Visual Studies

AWARDS INCLUDE

Humanities Center Research Grant, University of California, Irvine (2010)
Short-Term Research Fellowship, Winterthur Library (2009)
Jay and Deborah Last Fellowship in American Visual Culture, American Antiquarian Society (2009)
Dean of Humanities Research Grant, University of California, Irvine (2007)

PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE

"Arial: An Apologia." Theorizing Visual Studies: Writing Through the Discipline. Eds. James Elkins, Kristi McGuire, Maureen Burns, Alicia Chester, and Joel Kuennen (New York and London: Routledge, 2012)
"Paint the Town: Street Signage in Lusaka, Zambia." Print Magazine (June 2009)

MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE

AIGA
Society for Cinema & Media Studies

CLASSES

Creating Social Impact
Critical Histories 1
Fldwk: Theory & Practice
Media History/Theory
Re-Boot Berlin: Research
Safe Agua: Research in Context
The Nike Girl Effect
   
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