Danielle Charlap is a doctoral student in the Department of Art History and a participant in the Visual Studies Graduate Certificate. Her research focuses on twentieth- and twenty-first-century design and craft, with a focus on technological transformation and circulation in popular culture. Danielle is also interested in the history of collecting and exhibition practices and display strategies. Recent projects have involved Jet Age design, television history, and interior design instruction. Danielle holds a BA in History from Harvard and an MA in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture from the Bard Graduate Center. Prior to starting at USC, Danielle was the Associate Curator at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York. She has also worked on exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Cooper Hewitt; Museum of Arts and Design; New-York Historical Society; Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and Harvard Peabody Museum.


  • MA Bard College, 5/2014
  • BA Harvard University, 6/2009
  • USE CEEB UK0067
  • Cambridge University
  • Extension New York University