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EDUCATION

Art History and Visual Culture

San José State University
San José, CA

Graphic Design, Minor in Art History

San José State University
San José, CA

Bachelor of Arts

Master of Arts

Magne Cum Laude

Master of Arts Thesis

The American Girl: Delineating an Age through the Ladies' Home Journal. San José State University 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Instructor 7+ years full time equivalent

Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA                                                                                          2013 - present

Chabot College, Hayward, CA.                                                                                     2016 - present

College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA.                                                                       2020 - present

Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA                                                                            2016 - present

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA                                                              2013 - 2016 

Gavilan College, Gilroy, CA                                                                                                2013 - 2014

COURSES TAUGHT

proficiency in face-to-face, hybrid, and online instruction

Contemporary Art and Visual Culture  

History of Photography 

Introduction to Art / Art Appreciation 

Multicultural American Art 

Non-Western Art Survey 

Western Survey: Ancient to Gothic 

Western Survey: Medieval through Renaissance 

Western Survey: Renaissance to Modern 

Modern Art: 1800 to 20th Century 

PUBLICATIONS

PRINT

Contributing author, “The American Girl: Ideas of Nationalism and Sexuality as Promoted in the Ladies’ Home Journal during the early 20th Century,” Women in Magazines: Research, Representation, Production and Consumption. Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge, 2016.

Co- Author and Editor, San José State University Department of Art History and Visual Culture’s Student’s Guide to Art History. Edited by Cheyanne Cortez and Ashley Harrop. San José, C.A.: San José State University, 2011.

AUDIO

Cortez, C., Gardini, A. “The Realities of Adjuncting Today,” Contingent Talk Podcast for CAA Conversations, March 2019. https://contingenttalk.hcommons.org/episodes/the-realities-of-adjuncting-today/


CONFERENCE PAPERS

"The Girl Who Goes to College: Gender and Education in the Ladies’ Home Journal.” Tenth International Conference on The Image, Manchester School of Art and Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, September 2019.

"The Girl Who Goes to College: Gender and Education in the Ladies’ Home Journal.” Tenth International Conference on The Image, Manchester School of Art and Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, September 2019.

 

“The American Girl in Love: Sexual Hegemony and Harmony in the Ladies’ Home Journal.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Washington D.C., March 2013.

 

 “The Ladies’ American Girl.” Women in Magazines: Research, Representation, Production and Consumption, Kingston University, Great Britain, June 2012.

 

“Flappers & Feminism: Re-examining the Liberated Woman.” Social Context: A Gaze into Art History, Annual Art History Association Symposium, San José State University, April 2011.       

 

“Getting the Most Out of College.” Paper presented at the Advancing Latinx Achievement & Success conference, San José State University, April 2012, April 2010.

PROFESIONAL EXPERIENCE

Instructor for Test Class of Art Matters: A Contemporary Approach to Art Appreciation by Pamela Gordon. Oxford University Press. ART 1: Introduction to Art, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, Fall 2019.

 

Course Objective Hierarchies Reviewer, Cengage Art History and Art Appreciation Course Objective Hierarchies. Cengage Learning, 2019

Image Data Organizer for Cengage Tagging Content Project, Art Image Categorization: Cengage Tagging Content project, Cengage Learning, 2019 

 

Content creator, Dona Schlesier and Margaret Lazzari’s Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach, Enhanced 5th edition MindTap: Image Quizzes. Cengage Learning, 2018

 

Gallery Guard, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, 2013 - 2014

 

Visual Resource Library Curatorial Assistant, San José State University, San José, CA, 2010 – 2013

 

Art History & Visual Culture Graduate Assistant, San José State University, CA, 2010 –2013

 

Volunteer of Records, Foothill Community College, Los Altos Hills, CA, Oct  – Dec 2011

 

Graduate Research Assistant, San José State University, San José, CA, Jun – Sep 2010

 

Office Manager, Communication Academy, Cupertino, CA, 2008 – 2010

 

Administrative Assistant to Chief Curator, San José Museum of Art, San José, CA, 2007 – 2008

 

Assistant to Registrar, San José Museum of Art, San José, CA, Jul – Nov 2008

 

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

Contemporary museum theory and practices 

Gender and sexuality in mass media and visual culture

Native American art & architecture 

Pre-Columbian art & architecture