PhD Candidate, University of Rochester; MA, Cooper-Hewitt | Parsons Program in History of Decorative Arts and Design, The New School University; BS, Cornell University
A historian and educator, Erin Leary's research addresses both the production and circulation of modern American design objects. She is committed to the belief that objects shape experience, an idea that originated with her training as a designer at Cornell University, and practice in the architectural industry. Leary has organized public programs at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. For her work at the intersections of art history, design, and culture, she has held fellowships from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Winterthur Library, and the Center for the Advanced Study of Visual Art/National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.