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Certification. Fine and Decorative Art Appraisal. 2011. Pratt Institute Center for Continuing and Professional Studies, New York.
Ph.D., Sociology. 2009. The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
M.A., Liberal Studies. 2004. The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
B.A., English Literature. University of California, Berkeley. Graduated with distinction.
Research Interests (selected): Contemporary and Modern Art; Popular Culture; Globalization; Mass Media; Public Speaking; Environmental Sociology, Cultural Artifacts Security
Employment Experience (selected)
2001 – present; Adjunct Associate Professor, City University of New York (CUNY), including Baruch College, Hunter College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City College of Technology and Queens College, Awarded 2021, 2019, 2018 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award from the Dept. of Sociology, Courses taught at CUNY include: Environmental and Urban Sociology, Research Methods, Media Studies, Management, Textiles, Marketing, Public Speaking, and others. Please note: all classes learn public speaking skills.
2010 – present: Coordinator of the Hudson County Community College Permanent Collection, Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, New Jersey. Drafted Master Plan; curated collection; cataloged permanent collection. Turned interior public areas of College of 14 campus buildings into permanent educational art museum. Grew collection from 25 installed works to over 1,600, many by major American artists. Facilitated donation of 1,000+ art works. Developed arts speaker series, student art awards, wrote monthly arts column. Mentored students.
2001-2009: Assistant to the Director, Allan Stone Gallery, New York. Administrative assistance, editing books and catalogs for publication about contemporary & Abstract Expressionist art. Publications include: John Chamberlain (Early Works) (2003) Joseph Cornell (2002); John Graham: Sum Qui Sum (2005). Processed unsolicited submissions. Managed photo reproduction rights, etc.
1998-2001: Public Speaking Consultant for Corporate Executives, American Express, New York. Assisted Natalie H. Rodgers, MSW, CSW, in teaching public speaking workshops with a specialization in overcoming public speaking phobia.
1995 to present: Writer/Editor. Freelance. Wrote books and articles for publications including The New York Times, Salon magazine, etc. Edited articles/manuscripts.
1992-1994: Intellectual Property Legal Assistant at Mandel, Buder & Jacobsen, and at Cooper, White & Cooper, San Francisco, California. For entertainment law practice, managed copyright and U.S. and international trademark program for Lucasfilm Ltd., The Chronicle Publishing Company, and others.
1989-1991: Managerial Secretary, Lucasfilm Ltd., Nicasio, California. Awarded 1990 LucasArts Special Recognition Award for outstanding work contributions.
Peer-Reviewed Articles, Essays and Online Publications
Siegel, Andrea, 2014. “The Modern Vampire as a Metaphor for Dangerous Consumption” A History of Evil in Popular Culture, Sharon Packer, Jody Pennington, eds. Praeger.
Siegel, Andrea, 2010. “The James Bond/Woody Allen Dialectic,” James Bond in World and Popular Culture, Rob Weiner, Jack Becker, and Lynn Whitefield, eds. Cambridge Scholars Press.
Siegel, Andrea. 2009. “Sociology of Objects Case Study: Terra-Cotta Playing Hide-and-Seek in the Art Worlds.” Music and Arts in Action, Vol. 2. No. 1.
Book Reviews in Academic Journals (selected)
Siegel, Andrea. 2015 Book review of “Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art and the Re-invention of the Museum Experience” Journal of American Culture, Wiley, Hoboken, New Jersey. Vol. 38, #2..
Siegel, Andrea. 2013 Book review of “Art Forgery, The History of a Modern Obsession” Visual Studies, Routledge, Birmingham, U.K. Vol. 28, #2.
Siegel, Andrea. 2012 Book review of “Since ’45: American and the Making of Contemporary Art” Visual Studies, 27:2. Routledge, Birmingham, U.K. 216.
Siegel, Andrea. 2009. Book review of “Hollywood in the Neighborhood, Historical Case Studies of Local Moviegoing” Visual Studies. Routledge, Birmingham, U.K., Vol. 24. No. 1, April 2009.
Siegel, Andrea. 2008. Book review of “What’s the Use of Art?” Visual Studies. Routledge, Birmingham, U.K., Vol. 23. No. 3, December 2008.
Miscellaneous Publications (Selected Books)
Siegel, Andrea. 2020. Plotz! New York: Agapanthus Books.
Siegel, Andrea with Jackson, Michael Andrew. 2014. Splash: The Careful Parents Guide to Teaching Swimming. New York: Swimming without Fear Press.
Siegel, Andrea. 1999. Open and Clothed: For the Passionate Clothes Lover. New York: Agapanthus Books.
Siegel, Andrea. 1992. Women in Aikido. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books.
2021. “How to Build a Great Art Collection with a Tiny Budget,” Bergen County Community College TEDx Event, September 26, 2021, New Jersey.
2019. “Out of the Box: The Foundation Art Collection at Hudson County Community College,” April 22, 2019 with college President Christopher Reber, and Foundation Art Collection Assistant Darius Gilmore.
2015. “How to Build a Serious College Art Collection on a Budget of Fumes,” College Art Association Annual Meeting, New York
2013. “The Work of Art Market Hype in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.” Eastern Sociological Society Annual Conference, Boston,
2011. “Consumerism in Vampire Literature.” Northeast Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, Connecticut.
Fellowships and Grants (selected)
2021 PSC CUNY Adjunct Development Grant for travel and natural/cultural heritage research in the Pacific Northwest.
2019 PSC CUNY Adjunct Development Grant for travel and cultural heritage research in Iceland and Ireland.
2017 PSC CUNY Adjunct Development Grant for travel and art research in the American Southwest.
2015 PSC CUNY Adjunct Development Grant for travel and art research in Kyoto, Japan.
2014 Murray Foundation and Charitable Trust Grant for the restoration, preservation and restoration of art works.
2013 “Changing America,” grant, and tour site selected for Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963 traveling exhibition organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and National Museum of American History (NMAH), and the ALA Public Programs Office. Made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor (NEH). For 2015 exhibition.
2012 CUNY Adjunct Development Grant for travel to 2013 ARCA art crime conference in Amelia, Italy
Professional and Service Activities (selected)
Association Membership: Author’s Guild
Invited Speaker National Public Radio’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross