curriculum vitae

*for a full length cv, contact pekim@sas.upenn.edu

 

EDUCATION

PhD, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania, expected 2019

MA, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania, 2017

BA, History of Art and Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley, 2012

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Under Preparation

“Painting Imperial Memories in the Hellenistic World.”

“Local Change and the Kommagenian Kingship of Mithradates I Kallinikos (r. 96-72 BCE).”

Peer-Reviewed Publications

“Carceral Heritage and the Gendered Politics of Display in Karia (4th century BCE) and Korea (Present).” Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association. Special Issue: Heritage and Gender, eds. Tiffany C. Cain and Teresa Razcek. (Forthcoming 2020.) 

(with Carolyn Fornoff and Bethany Wiggin) “’On the Best Days, all Three’: Environmental Humanities Across Times, Disciplines, and Research Practices.” Timescales: Ecological Temporalities across Disciplines, ed. Carolyn Fornoff, Patricia Eunji Kim, and Bethany Wiggin. (Expected publication with University of Minnesota Press in Fall 2019).

“The Myth of Midas’ Golden Touch.” With Anastasia Amrhein, Lucas Stephens, and Jane Hickman. Expedition 57, no. 3. (2016): 53-56. 

“The Legacy of Phrygian Culture.” With C. Brian Rose, Sam Holzman, and Kathryn R. Morgan. Expedition 57, no. 3. (2016): 42-46. 

Book

Timescales: Ecological Temporalities Across Disciplines. Co-edited book with Carolyn Fornoff and Bethany Wiggin. ( University of Minnesota Press, 2020). 

Public Scholarship

"Survivors Monument.” Monument Lab. October 15, 2018.

“Art and data marry to illuminate stories of life on the Schuylkill River.” NewsWorks. March 3, 2017. 

“Assembling Oddkin in the Anthropocene,” Ecologies of Data series editor, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, January 26, 2017.

“The Legacy of Phrygian Culture.” With C. Brian Rose, Sam Holzman, and Kathryn R. Morgan. The Golden Age of King Midas, ed. C.B. Rose and G. Darbyshire. Exhibition Catalogue. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 40-48. (2016)

 “The Myth of Midas’ Golden Touch.” With Anastasia Amrhein and Lucas Stephens. The Golden Age of King Midas, ed. C.B. Rose and G. Darbyshire. Exhibition Catalogue. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 56-60. (2016)

“Precarity and You #DataRefuge.” Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, December 9, 2016.

“Archaeology and the Past in the Anthropocene,” Before the Anthropocene series editor, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, March 6, 2016. “He Brought About the Flood Without Considering the Consequences.” The Nature of Our Ruin series, ed. Steve Vazquez Dolph, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, January 8, 2016

“’Brown is the New Green’ and the Environmental Ethics of Color.” Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, December 14, 2015.

"Diplomacy and Display in Commagenian Coinage." Pocket Change: The Blog of the American Numismatic Society, July 13, 2015. 

EVENTS & CURATED EXHIBITIONS

Curatorial Team, “Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq.” Penn Cultural Heritage Center and visual artist Issam Kourbaj. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA. April 2017-November 2019.

Curator, “ECOTIME.” Fall film series, Timescales Conference, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Curator, “DATE/UM: Ecological Temporalities of the Lower Schuylkill River.” Penn Program in Environmental Humanities.

Curatorial Team, “The Golden Age of King Midas, “University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, Philadelphia, PA. February 2016.

Curatorial Team, “Sex: A History in 30 Objects.” University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA. 

 

EXCAVATION EXPERIENCE

Torbulok, Tajikistan. Directed by Dr. Gunvor Lindström, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, 2014. 

Gordion Archaeological Project. Directed by Dr. C. Brian Rose (University of Pennsylvania). Registrar and Archaeological Illustrator, 2013. 

The Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon. Directed by Dr. Daniel Master and Dr. Lawrence Stager. Assistant Square Supervisor and Volunteer, 2009-11. 

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Salvatori Research Award, Center for Italian Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2018.

Phyllis Rackin Award, Alice Paul Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, 2018.

SPARC Innovator Award, for Data Refuge, 2017. 

National Geographic Society for support of “Data Refuge Storytelling: Three Stories in Our Town,” with Denice Ross, Theodore Schurr, Bethany Wiggin, and Sarah Wu, 2017. 

Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, University of Pennsylvania. Graduate Research and Teaching Fellow, 2015-16. 

Kolb Fellowship, Louis J. Kolb Foundation at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2012-. 

Beinecke Fellowship, The Beinecke Scholarship Foundation, 2012-17. 

Benjamin Franklin Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-17. 

Departmental Citation, Most Distinguished Graduating Senior in Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. May 14, 2012.

Library Prize for Undergraduate Research, Prize Winner for Senior Honors Thesis: “The Materiality and ‘Enchantment’ of the Gebel el-Arak Knife and the Gerzean Flint Blade Production”, UC Berkeley, 2012. 

Dean’s List, College of Letters and Sciences, UC Berkeley, 2010-12. 

Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha California Chapter, UC Berkeley, 2011. 

The Leadership Award, UC Berkeley California Alumni Association, 2011.