Hadley W. Jensen



PhD     Bard Graduate Center, Material Culture

          Doctoral Field Exams: Anthropology and Material Culture; Arts of Native North America; Photography as Material Culture

          Degree expected 2018

MA      Bard Graduate Center, Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture

            Qualifying Paper: Shaped by the Camera: Benjamin Wittick and the Imaging of Craft in the American Southwest, 1878-1903

          Degree 2013, GPA: 3.8

BA      The Colorado College

          Major: Religion

          Degree 2007

Hellenic International Studies in the Arts, Paros, Greece, Spring 2006

Sea Education Association (SEA), Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Spring 2005



Bard Graduate Center, Graduate Research Assistant, 2011 – 2013, 2014 – 2015 // Assistant to Dr. Aaron Glass, Professor of Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast; Museums and Anthropology

Otsego Institute for Native American Art History, Program Participant, Spring 2015 // Selected participant in a four-day workshop for advanced graduate students in the field; held in cooperation with the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York

Smithsonian Institution Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology, Program Participant, Summer 2013 // Program participant in a four-week research training program at the National Museum of Natural History

National Anthropological Archives – Smithsonian Institution, Research Fellow, Summer 2013 // Assistant to Gina Rappaport, Photo Archivist; received training in archival theory and management; projects included research for new acquisition of Edward S. Curtis materials

Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Editorial Assistant, 2011 // Supervised development, production, and publication of Backdirt: Annual Review of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Research Assistant, 2009 – 2010 // Assistant to Ayse Gürsan-Salzmann, Museum Research Associate, Ancient Near East section; projects included research for Chronology at the Crossroads of Western Asia: Final Publication of Bronze Age Ceramic Sequence from Tepe Hissar, Iran

Sopena Archaeological Project/National Geographic Society, Field Assistant, 2008 // Conducted archaeological field and lab work at prehistoric cave site in northern Spain

Wings WorldQuest, Office Director, 2007 – 2008 // Directed administration of non-profit organization supporting and celebrating women in the arts & sciences

Thomas D. Mangelsen – Images of Nature, Office Assistant, 2007 // Worked with Mangelsen Stock Agency and Images of Nature gallery; catalogued digital images and selected slides for publication

Independent Study, Bali, Indonesia, 2004 // One-month independent study, sponsored by Colorado College, to research the role of Hinduism in Bali



Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology – UC Berkeley, Graduate Internship, Summer 2012 // Assistant to Dr. Ira Jacknis, Research Anthropologist, UC Berkeley; projects included “The Use of the Camera as an Ethnographic Tool in Western North America: The Dane Coolidge Photograph Collection”

de Young Museum – Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Graduate Internship, Summer 2012 // Assistant to Jill D’Alessandro, Curator of Costume & Textile Arts; projects included research for upcoming exhibitions, securing of image rights, and assistance with the maintenance and organization of collections

Fowler Museum at UCLA, Intern, 2009 // Assistant to Wendy Teeter, Curator of Archaeology; projects included the Aztec Archive Project (ethnographic photography collection)

International Center of Photography, Intern, 2006 // Conducted research for the library on photographers and museum collections

The Mountain Institute, Intern, Summer 2004 // Projects included the writing of progress reports and story summaries from field officers in Peru, Nepal, and Tibet



French and Italian (reading proficiency)

Knowledge of MS Office, FileMaker Pro, Photo Mechanic, Wikis, Prezi, 4D, WordPress



Travel & Research Grant, Bonnie Cashin Fund, Bard Graduate Center, 2016

Craft Research Fund Project Grant, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 2015-2016

Marilyn M. Simpson Scholarship, Bard Graduate Center, 2014-2015

Doctoral Fellowship, Bard Graduate Center, 2014-2018

Student/New Professional Award, Textile Society of America, 2014

Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research Grant, 2013

Travel & Research Grant, Bonnie Cashin Fund, Bard Graduate Center, 2012

Merit-based scholarship, Bard Graduate Center, 2011-2013

Venture Grant, Colorado College, 2004



Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, April 2016

American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 2015

Native American Art Studies Association Conference, Santa Fe, NM, October 2015

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, June 2015 (invited lecture)

American Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, November 2014

Textile Society of America Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, September 2014

American Indian Workshop, Leiden, the Netherlands, May 2014

Native American Art Studies Association Conference, Denver, CO, October 2013

Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology Symposium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, July 2013



Jensen, Hadley. “Photographs from the Vernay-Hopwood Chindwin Expedition.” From the BGC Exhibition Confluences: An American Expedition to Northern Burma, 1935. Bard Graduate Center, 2013.

Jensen, Hadley. “The Life & Times of Henry B. Nicholson.” In Backdirt: Annual Review of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, pp. 46-51. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 2010.


*References available upon request.*

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