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.
I grew up on the island of Sardinia, Italy, where my father, who was a mason, taught me how to lay bricks in a straight line.
Joshua Singer is an Associate Professor in the School of Design at San Francisco State University. He specializes in critical/speculative design and design fiction crossing disciplines of graphic design, design research, geography, and semiotics. His current work uses instrumental methodological design research to document typographic artefacts in the urban landscape incorporating theoretical conceptual research to generate speculative models. He received his B.A. from Hampshire College, M.F.A.
Experienced Product Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Color Renderings, Product Research and Design, Rhino, SolidWorks, 3D printing, Laser Cutting, Film/Video Production, Educational Technology, and Instructional Design. Strong education professional graduated from San Francisco State University and California State University at Long Beach.
Silvan received a BID from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada working on the design of smart assistive medical devices, and later an MSD from Arizona State University studying slow technology and new theories of human-machine interfaces. His research interests include advanced rapid prototyping techniques, local-scale manufacturing and product development, new human-machine interface concepts, smart products and embedded technologies.