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Arden Stern

Humanities & Sciences
astern2@artcenter.edu

BIOGRAPHY

Arden Stern is a historian whose current research interrogates the intersections between urban development, globalization, and design. Her current work focuses on the history and documentation of hand-painted signage in Northeast Los Angeles. She has conducted research on articulations of local identity and global citizenship in the grassroots graphic design of Zambia, and has also written and lectured on American typography and printing.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. University of California, Irvine Visual Studies

AWARDS INCLUDE

Faculty Enrichment Grant, Art Center College of Design (2013)
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)

PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE

"Domesticating the Global: Sign Writing and Visual Culture in Lusaka, Zambia." Design & Culture 6.3 (2014).
"Arial: An Apologia." Theorizing Visual Studies: Writing Through the Discipline. Eds. James Elkins, Kristi McGuire, Maureen Burns, Alicia Chester, and Joel Kuennen. New York: 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
Critical Histories 2
Fldwk: Theory & Practice
Graphic Design History 2
IS:Oceanography
Play Time
The Nike Girl Effect
   
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