I am a historian of nineteenth-century France, especially interested in social, cultural, religious, and gender history in both metropolitan France and the wider French empire. I am currently working on the “culture of childhood” in France during the second half of the nineteenth century. I teach courses on European social, cultural, and intellectual history from the French Revolution to the First World War. I also direct the European Studies minor program.
Nan Alamilla Boyd has a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley (1986) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University (1989, 1995). At San Francisco State University, she teaches courses on the history of sexuality, queer theory, historical methodology, and urban tourism.
Jane Veeder, Professor Emerita of the School of Design, started her career in electronic media arts in 1976 as a video artist and began working with digital computers in 1978. A member of the pioneering Chicago computer graphics community in the early 1980’s, she has produced internationally exhibited animated and interactive computer artworks and in industry designed user interfaces for graphics software development. She taught at the Pacific North West College of Art (1984-85) and has been at SF State since 1988.
Note: For the academic year 2017-18 I will be a visiting scholar at TU Delft, the Netherlands, conducting research on bio-inspired design and transformable origami structures, hosted by the bio-mechanical engineering department (BITE Group, minimally invasive surgical instrumentation, Prof. Paul Breedveld).
Joshua Singer is a graphic designer, teacher, and writer. His work is a commingling of research and creative works in areas including semiotics and alternative practices of Critical-Design. He is also the principal of Atomtan Design creating editorial and identity for arts institutions and non-profits. He has a BA from Hampshire College, an MFA in Fine Art from Hunter College, C.U.N.Y. and an MFA in Design from California College of the Arts.