Art historian, educator, media producer.
I am a historian of visual culture, urbanism, and architecture. I hold a PhD in Art History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and an MA in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University.
My research interests have to do with the many ways that our visual surroundings in the everyday urban landscape shape our perception of ourselves as individuals and as members of communities. My dissertation research was on the rebuilding of central Berlin after 1990.
I have taught in a wide variety of settings since 2008, including high school, community college, and university. My experience includes leading study abroad programs, on-campus seminars, and online courses. In my classes, I encourage an interdisciplinary and multi-modal approach to issues of visual culture and urban studies, combining traditional seminar-style reading, writing and discussion with applied media and art practice.
I work as a freelance web designer and audio and video producer. I have been a Digital Curriculum and Design fellow at Smarthistory.org, and am currently a contributing editor for the Art History Teaching Resources website.
I live in Seattle, Washington. You can also visit me on:
Or, email me: naraelle [at] gmail.com