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

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. (Accepted.) 

“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. (Submitted to University of Minnesota Press)

Essays

“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. 

 

SELECTED CONFERENCES, PAPERS, & TALKS

“Fleshed Out: The Gendered Dynamics of Dynasty and Display in the Ancient Mediterranean (Fourth Century BCE).” Art and Power: Methodological Case Studies. College Art Association, Los Angeles, California. February 21-24, 2018. 

“Mapping Karian Queenship Across the Mediterranean (4th c BCE).” Bodies, Dress, and Adornment. 119th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Boston, Massachusettts. January 4-7, 2018. 

“Whose Refuge? Climate Data and Cultural Heritage in the Anthropocene.”Social Justice Research Academy, Philadelphia, PA. July 14, 2017. 

“How can art + science marry to explore a river’s past, present and futures? The Date/um Installation.” Engaging Publics in and across Watersheds, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. May 11-12, 2017. 

“Engendering Dynasty: Female Bodies and Figural Traditions in Lycian Relief.” Hollins University Annual Classics Colloquium, Roanoke, VA. April 17, 2017. 

“Engendering Dynasty: Female Bodies and Figural Traditions in Lycian Relief.” 118th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Toronto, Canada. January 5-8, 2017. 

“Exploring Diverse Careers in Art.” University of Pennsylvania SPEC Art Collective, Philadelphia, PA. November 30, 2016. 

“Social Justice and the Environmental Humanities” Social Justice Research Academy, Philadelphia, PA. July 20, 2016. 

“Are the Environmental Humanities Just for Humanists?” Pedagogy and the Environmental Humanities Symposium, Columbia University, New York, NY. April 30, 2016. 

“Homeland from Ancient to Contemporary.” Itinerant Belongings. University of Pennsylvania exhibition, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA. December 2, 2014. 

Conferences and Symposia Organized

An Ecotopian Toolkit for the Anthropocene. Penn Program in Environmental Humanities in cooperation with the Institute of Contemporary Art, Penn Libraries, Penn Humanities Forum, and Bartram’s Garden, Philadelphia, PA. April 13-15, 2017. (Ecotopiantoolkit.wordpress.com)

“Humanizing Data: Climate and Environmental Data and Environmental Justice,” Philadelphia Resistance Meeting Teach-in Series and Data Rescue Philly, Philadelphia, PA. January 13, 2017. 

Timescales: Ecological Temporalities Across Disciplines. Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, Philadelphia, PA. October 20-22, 2016. (Timescalesconference.wordpress.com)

“Trigger Material Culture of the Greco-Roman World.” Engendered Archaeologies: Intersubjectivity in Archaeological Heritage Practice and Interpretation, T. Cain and T. Raczek. Society for American Archaeology 81st Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. April 6-10, 2016. 

“Blackness and Utopia.” Coffee and Conversation, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA. April 3, 2016. 

“The Right to Sight: Gender and Ritual at Balalyk-tepe (5th-7th centuries).” ACES, Bloomington, IN. March 12, 2016.. 

Ancient Technologies: Their Matter, Materiality, and Materializations. University of Pennsylvania Center for Ancient Studies Graduate Symposium, Philadelphia, PA. February 26-27, 2016.

“Terrestrial Imaginations of the Hellenistic Near East.” Art Historical Approaches to the Near East. The American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. November 18-21, 2015. 

“The Right to Sight: Gender and Ritual at Balalyk-tepe (5th-7th centuries).” New Research on pre-Islamic Central Asia. The American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. November 18-21, 2015. 

“Myth, Truth, and Archaeology.” Coffee and Conversation, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA. October 25, 2015.

“Urban Space, Rustic Settings: Envisioning Topographies at the Yakto Pleasure Villa.” University of Pennsylvania Center for Ancient Studies Annual Graduate Student Conference: Capturing the Un-Representable: Artifacts and Landscapes Between Mental and Material Worlds, Philadelphia, PA. December 5-7, 2014. 

“Making Spectacle and Mapping Sacred Landscape on the Borders of Rome and Parthia: the Hierothesion of Antiochus I of Commagene at Mount Nemrud,” Art Historical Approaches to the Near East, The American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. November 19-22, 2014. 

Views from Below: the Outsiders, Masses, and Margins in Antiquity. University of Pennsylvania Center for Ancient Studies Graduate Symposium, Philadelphia, PA. March 7-8, 2014.  

Panels Organized

Chair and organizer, Art and Power: Methodological Case Studies. College Art Association, Los Angeles, California. February 21-24, 2018. 

 

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.