I'm excited to announce that I've been appointed to an advisory position at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (which comprises the De Young Museum and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor). I will be developing curriculum that connects students with objects in the Legion of Honor's collection.  Since visual art plays a large role in my teaching of literary and cultural theory, I'm thrilled to share my background and interests (in pre-modernist art particularly) with Bay Area students in an authentic and intellectually rigorous way.  My goal is to reduce the barriers between a diverse student body in San Francisco and the museums' collections, and to do so in an authentic and culturally relevant way.