McKenzie Stupica is a PhD Candidate in modern design and architecture history, whose research interests broadly include the history of twentieth century design education, comparative and non-Western modernisms, and the production of knowledge as part of artistic exchange. She received her BA in Art History and German Studies from the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities in 2014. Before beginning her graduate studies, McKenzie worked for a non-profit arts organization in Minneapolis and spent two years abroad on a Fulbright Scholarship in Germany. Currently, she is working on her dissertation project, Making Ulm Work: Latin America’s Experiments in Design Pedagogy, 1958-1973,
that intertwines her historical research on the post-World War II German design school, the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm, with a critical examination of transnational design education and its assorted institutions in defining the emerging contours of industrial design in Latin America.